Research done at UC-Irvine shows that
when you're feeling negative feelings - frustration, anger, sadness,
disappointment, fear, boredom, anxiety - that one of the best ways
to shift the energy is to take a laughter break. It's not always
easy to do by yourself, so let me help you get started.
Turn Your Funk into Fun
When there is nothing to laugh about, do an "intentional" laugh anyway. Try it for 30 seconds 3x a day to boost the release of natural pleasure chemicals (endorphins) in your body. Really. You'll feel much better and the effects last at least twice as long as you laugh. If you don't believe me, try it right now. Notice how long the smile stays on your face after you finish laughing.
"We don't laugh because
we're happy - we're happy because we laugh."
"If we can learn to
"You don't stop laughing because you
"Why not laugh? You can always cry
To add more laughter to your life, visit my "Living with Enthusiasm" website or order my book, "Living with Enthusiasm: How the 21-Day Smile Diet Can Change Your Life." You can also recommend my program, "Let Your Laughing Heart Lead the Way at Work" to your Continuing Education department and receive a free personalized copy of "Living with Enthusiasm." Just send the contact person's name and email address and as soon as we get in touch with them, we'll send your book out right away.