Finding Laughter: Update & a New Plan (Day 14 part one)
This has been an up-and-down journey. I thought this would be a simple endeavor to find and add more laughter to my life. But I am finding it hard to find videos and books that consistently make me laugh – especially belly-laugh for 10 consecutive minutes. I smile and find many of them entertaining but not many guffaws occur.
I also learned why this might be true. Laughter is mainly a social response. Much of the time I am by myself watching something on the internet; (I don’t have a TV). Studies show that people laugh 60% less when viewing by themselves.
My Plan. Laughter is highly contagious. Perhaps if I watched something with others, their laughter just might get me going. So I want to see if I can set up a laughter TV play date with someone soon. If you live near me, are you game?
Other things I am doing . . .
- Collecting jokes. See Day 8.
- Looking for incongruities & humour (in situations and myself). Not only children find this funny.
- Appreciating the value of laughter. See Day 2.
- Researching about the topic through books, Ted Talks and videos.
- Spending more time with children.
- Planning laughter dates.
- Checking out laughter yoga.
There is more information so I broke this post into part one and two. Here is the link for part two, 9 More Ways to Bring on Laughter.
Your Turn . . . What else would you add to my list?
I am joining 100’s of others at #write31days to write every day in October 2015 on a single topic. My topic is 31 Days of 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.