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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cut Stress By Giving Laughter

Laughter is an instant vacation. ~ Milton Berle ~

Research is beginning to show that laughing is a full-cortex experience.  This makes sense considering the positive physical and mental effects laughter can have on people.  Laughing can be an instant stress reliever.  If you are having a hard time getting motivated, moving on from a problem or concentrating on a challenge, stress could be one of the reasons since it takes up so much space in the "thinking" areas of the brain.  As a leader, you need to be able to help others think better, so find a way to cut stress. You almost always add stress by the shear nature of being the leader. When you give the gift of laughter, you give others the chance to have a little break from stress.

1. Close your eyes
2. Breathe
3. Empty your mind
4. As thoughts come in, acknowledge and whisk them away
5. Focus on your breathing
6. Think about the affirmation:

"I will find time add laughter to the day."


  1. Lovely note to remind us to take a moment to smile and laugh. It IS contagiously healthy Many thanks!

  2. Dear Judy,
    I'm so glad for your comment. Someone gave me a good laugh today and I ran across that quote and it seemed perfect!! Have a funny day! Cheers, Lorin