Did you know that an average 4 year old child laughs around 300 times a day!
An average adult laughs about 15 times a day!
As adults we literally have forgotten how to laugh. It seems like our daily obligations, stresses, hobbies and activities have actually caused us to forget how to laugh.
How can that be when we always feel so much better when we do laugh?
Do you remember the last time you laughed so hard that you literally were crying? How did you feel after that? Pretty good I bet, right?
The last time I laughed until I cried was actually just a week or two ago when I was on the phone with a really good friend of mine and we were laughing for like 30 minutes.
Now how do you think I felt after that. I felt incredible and I had a smile on my face the rest of the day.
So if that is the case why don’t we laugh more? That is a good question and I don’t have a definite answer for you. I actually think there are many things that cause us to stop laughing as much; work, school, weather, people, family just to name a few. However, what I would like to focus on is what you can do to start enjoying life more with laughter.
First though I think this quote by William James says a lot.
“We don’t laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh.”
So true. That is why I am challenging you to start laughing more today.
Here are just a few things you can do to laugh more.
- Rent and buy some funny movies a classic one is Caddyshack with Chevy Chase
- Buy some humor books and have them around your home or apartment
- Go to a comedy club every now and then. Usually really cheap and usually hysterical
- Watch funny videos and comedians on Youtube one of my favorites is Brian Regan. Watch Brian Regan Videos on Youtube Here
I promise you this if you start to make an effort to laugh more you will be happier and have less stress. It is GUARANTEED!
Give it a try and enjoy the benefits of being like a kid again.
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