World Laughter Day: Tips to turn your life around with laughter
Smile, please! You must have heard this a gazillion times from life coaches, spiritual gurus, friends, and family. However, know that this beautiful smile you wear every single day has a positive impact on your life. As does laughter. By practising to keep the smile and laughter intact in your lives, you learn to stay in a state of peace, joy and gratitude. So, we asked a psychiatrist about how we can add more laughter to our life. Want to know some simple life tips? Read on!
Health Shots got in touch with senior clinical psychologist Dr Kamna Chhibber to understand ways to help you laugh more every single day.
Try out these tips to add laughter to your life
Life isn’t easy to go through. However, with bouts of loud laughter you can shoo away all your problems. Here are some tips from an expert on how to laugh more.
1. Take life a little lightly
Circumstances in life will try to test you, make you overreact or respond to situations that don’t need your attention. The more serious we get about life, the more difficult all the tests will seem to pass. So, to avoid that mental toll, you should learn to take things a little lightly in life, and let life and feelings pass through you. Never allow any incident to make a permanent nest in your mind, robbing away your joy and happiness.
“Try not to personalise situations,” suggests the expert. If we start taking everything personally, we will tend to feel a heavy weight resting on our shoulders at all times. Be silly, be crazy, and laugh at life, and your mistakes the most. You are meant to enjoy the uncertainty and not take it all too seriously.
2. Never lose sight of the fun in all moments
“Never lose sight of the fun element in all the moments,” says the expert. We all are blessed with the power to exercise free will in every situation in life. It is always on us to see the light in every moment and laugh at our silliness. A simple positive shift in our perspective can bring wonders and joy to our life. Every serious moment in life can be seen through the lens of joy, and you will find umpteen reasons to laugh more.
3. Indulge in activities that bring a sense of joy
Dr Chhibber recommends adding activities to your life that bring a sense of joy and make you laugh. It can be something as simple as watching a comedy show daily, taking a walk around the block, or walking your dog, and connecting with your closest friends who draw positivity into your lives.
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4. Connect with people who matter to you
The expert says, “Make efforts to connect with people who matter so you share some good moments.” Do make sure that by the end of the day, you spend time with your loved ones who matter to you. This invokes feelings of a sense of security, peace, and joy into your lives.
The last word
When things in your life try to get the better of you, try to follow these ways to never let your laughter fade away. You will exude more vibrancy, and people will naturally feel positively gravitated towards you. Remember, no matter what life throws at you, you can still pledge to keep laughter and joy alive in your lives.