Laugh, Laugh, and then...Laugh Again
What better mini-escape when you're feeling weary, than that of a belly laugh? When relaxed, we laugh more and that laughter helps us to relax even further which prompts us to laugh more. You get the picture. Stop! Drop what you're doing, and for no less than three minutes go have some fun in any way that appeals to you.
- Tell a joke or ask someone else to tell you one.
- Read today's comics, buy someone a Dilbert card, or flip through your Calvin & Hobbes calendar until you experience a true belly laugh.
- Not working? Imagine your cat walking around the house under your son's cowboy hat and the elderly babysitter thinking the hat is possessed. Remember the time you led the entire school assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance the whole time with your zipper down or something equally mortifying?
- Can you visualize yourself lip-syncing and gyrating your way through an Elvis tune in your underwear? Come on, you have to laugh!
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A series of "quick-lifts" excerpted from Recharge in Minutes, ©2003, by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.