Finding Laughter: Introduction & My Plan (Day 1)
I am not easily amused. I fall between Eeyore and Tigger – in truth closer to Eeyore. So it is no surprise that I am not funny either. And when I do say something funny (quite accidentally) I have no understanding of HOW I did that.
But I am drawn to folks who are funny. Like my friend Lorna makes me laugh – a lot! I wish I had a tape recorder so that I could relisten to her words because unfortunately I always forget what it is that we laughed about.
I know there are tons of benefits from laughter. Okay, maybe only 10 or so reasons. But that is still enough reasons for me to want to learn more and actually laugh more. These next 31 days I will . . .
- interview, and
- hopefully end up laughing a whole lot more this month.
If you are laughter challenged too, follow along and maybe you too will add more laughter and its benefits to your life this October.
- Listen to TED Talks. I will listen to at least one talk each day and report on anything I find useful. I have 50 talks on my list.
- Read books and articles. I have about 15 books to look through. But that is not even 1/4th of what’s out there. Again I will report on anything I find useful.
- Laugh 10 minutes a day. If Norman Cousins was able to cure his cancer and reduce pain by laughing 10 minutes a day, then 10 minutes a day might help me – maybe even with my diabetes and hip pain. I will read jokes, funny stories and/or watch something humorous. every day.
- Assess bodily responses. I want to come up with an assessment plan to see how/if laughter is impacting my body, mind and emotions.
- Crank up my funny bone. Will I end up laughing more by the end of the month than I do now? My hope and goal is “YES.”
- I reserve the right to tweek this plan to fit in with my research, time, and evolving interests.
During this month of October I am joining LOTS of bloggers who will be writing every day about a topic. My topic is about finding laughter. I will spend time each day studying laughter to see if I can improve my laughter quotient.
Go here for the landing page which has all the posts in one spot.
Read, learn, and discover with me what this world of laughter is all about and is it all that it’s cracked up to be.
And be sure to leave a comment. Talking together will make for a richer, interactive experience for all of us.
Your Turn . . .
- Are you an Eeeyore or a Tigger?
- Do you think it is important to laugh every day? Why or why not?
- Do you laugh easily and often? If yes, what is your secret?
- If no, do you wish that you did?
Related Posts . . . I have written on laughter before. here are those posts.
- Laughter Has My Gratitude
- Laughter Quiz
- According to this research I am more like Christopher Robin, personality-wise. Take this quiz and find out Which ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Character you most resemble.