On Fridays I laugh at myself. Other days too, but especially on Fridays.
I laugh so much that my jaw hurts.
Why? Because I am shaking my booty at Zumba. In a far from coordinated way.
I’m not the only one who laughs when they’re outside their comfort zone. I hear titters all around me. Which could of course mean I’m amusing everyone with my rather unique style. Or that they’re enjoying being a little less inhibited too. I’m assured it’s the later. In any case, our facial muscles get an even better workout than our tush.
How long is it since you laughed out loud? A really good laugh that came from the belly. Posting LOL on Facebook doesn’t count. A few weeks ago I saw an alternative version – SALTS. Smiled a little then stopped. That’s perhaps more the reality, in our busy, stressed world.
So, my challenge to you this week, should you choose to accept it, is to do something really fun. Something that makes you laugh out loud. Jump out of a plane. Play Frisbee with your dog. Go to a live comedy show. Dance around the lounge room singing Old Time Rock n Roll in your knickers, Tom Cruise style.
Then, make it a regular thing. Set yourself a goal to laugh out loud every week. Involve your family and friends, get their assistance, see if you can make them laugh too. Play charades. Make up a story around the dinner table where each person adds a sentence or two. Take up a new hobby like roller blading or boogie boarding. Invite friends to a Zumba or dance fitness class!
And share below what makes you laugh, I’d love to hear from you.