What if you planned for more laughter?

Did you ever notice how positive laughter can be in our life? Strangers become friends because they share a joke. Old wounds heal because laughter makes one forget. That which ailed us disappears instantly because laughter really is the best form of medicine. Simply put, I think we all need more laughter in our life. If you think back through your life which moments stick out the most? I bet it’s the times where laughter got the best of you and you never forgot how great that felt.

So anyways there I was thinking to myself, if laughter is so great why the heck don’t we invite more of it into our lives and why don’t we make more of an effort to make others laugh?

Imagine, just for a moment… what if we did?

  • Laughter dissolves tension, stress, anxiety, irritation, anger, grief, and depression. Like crying, laughter lowers inhibitions, allowing the release of pent-up emotions.
  • Medical researches have found that laughter boosts the immune system. If we know stress will kill us then laughter must keep us alive.
  • When you make fun of yourself, you disempower others.
  • Laughter releases endorphins that make us feel great.
  • Laughter helps integrate both hemispheres of our brain, for the left hemisphere is used to decipher the verbal content of a joke while the right hemisphere interprets whether it is funny or not.
  • Laughter adds spice to life.
  • Develop your sense of laughter and you will find you are more productive, a better communicator, and a superior team player.
  • Everyone loves someone who can make them laugh. The more you share laughter the more friends you will have.
  • Laughter brings the balance we need to get through the turbulence of life comfortably.10. Laughter is even equivalent to a small amount of exercise. It massages all the organs of the body.
  • Laughter can help you accept the inevitable, rise to any challenge, handle the unexpected and come out of any difficulty smiling.
But here’s the clincher, the “piece de resistance” laughter helps our customer see us in a positive light. Not only will they like us more but they will like what we do. Just try to be critical when you are laughing and smiling it’s practically impossible to do.

Plain and simple people just see the world differently when they are in a happy place.

So this month ask yourself, where can I plan to include more laughter? Is there a funny story you can share? Is there a funny perspective you can offer? Just do something to make your customer laugh and I bet they will invite you to be a bigger part of their life!

Just to be clear because I know someone reading this is thinking it. Yes, there is a time and place for laugher. All I am saying is plan for more laughter, take more chances to make others laugh and you just may find that these grey days of a crappy economy may instantly get a little brighter.

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One Response to “What if you planned for more laughter?”

  1. bditws Says:

    This piece popped up as a “Related Post” to an essay I wrote. Didn’t know laughter stimulates both sides of the brain. Nice little piece of trivia.

    http://thechinproject.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/mansbestfriend/

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