They say that laughter is the best medicine. I whole heartedly agree! Most of us as adults get so focused on the day and our tasks at hand that we forget to lighten up and have a good laugh. Or we get weighed down with the minutiae and can’t remember the humor behind it all.
When we get weighed down and constricted with life stuff..our bodies become tight and closed off. This is not healthy nor is it fun. It is important to try and find the humor in our days so make the day actually count! So what if you ticked everything off on your to do list. If you fall in to bed exhausted with out having laughed once .. what is the point? With laughter and humor, we relax, our being becomes more open and expansive, our breathing slows down. We literally become healthier and happier.
Try making a game out of humor.. how much can you find interwoven thru out your day? If you aren’t finding it at the grocery store, or when your client is making you run late. Go on line and google funny videos,, here is a great one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ISzf2pryI. It is only a little over 2 minutes, but will make you chuckle and release the endorphins needed to smile the rest of you day. Last night I watched an old episode of The King of Queens.. Kevin James is goofing around at work and ends up stapling his “twins”. Literally, I was laying there all by myself laughing out loud. I noticed that I felt an opening in my body.. a more relaxed state of being.
Did you know there is scientific evidence that shows junk food eaten while in a happy present state of mind can be better for you than healthy food eaten while tense, and upset? Not saying to go out and live on McDonalds..but showing you that the state of you mind TOTALLY affects that state of your body ..meaning your health.
So where can you find humor in what you have to do today? Or do you even “have to ” do it? (see E is for empower:)). Maybe you can blow off some of it or all of it.. call a friend and go split a hot fudge sundae!! It won’t kill you and if you are having fun and engaged while eating it, it could actually heal you on some level!! While you are at it.. when and after you are laughing.. see if you feel the shift I am talking about it your body… More open and expansive?? Doesn’t that feel better??
I hope you have a humorous day!