And so life happens. Kids happen. Work happens. Traffic happens. Challenges show-up. And sometimes it can be a real challenge to feel the good vibes through it all. The secret is that in order to create a life you love, you need to open your heart to receiving by feeling good. And it’s easy to feel all cheerful and humourous when everything is bright…how about the times when the challenges seem never ending and it all seems dark and gloomy. Those are the times we need to laugh the most, because laughter is feel good medicine.
Connecting with yourself
In less than humourous experiences, it can be easy to get sucked into the drama and react in anger or fear. Take some time out, even if it’s only 5 minutes to the bathroom…take a few deep breaths, feel the emotions, understand them and then let them go. Then have a good laugh at anything you could find humourous in the situation. Going for a walk alone is also a great way to process emotions and let them go. As we connect with ourselves, we remember the truth of ourselves and how the challenges are serving us. Then it’s easier to laugh it off.
What is your best way to connect with yourself to find your humour?
Finding the humour
Have you ever noticed that even the greatest comedies on the big screens have unpleasant experiences that lead to laughter? Take a moment to look at your life, no matter how dramatic or painful, and see the comedy in it all. See it as your movie of your life and laugh it off. When we are able to find the humour in any situation, we relax, our hearts open and we are able to think with deeper clarity because we aren’t fogged up with heavy emotions. We are then able to make clearer decisions which resonate with our truth and we are more focussed and productive.
What do you find humourous about your current life experiences?
Remembering what makes you laugh
So perhaps you’ve forgotten about what makes you laugh. Perhaps you’re having sense of humour failure and it seems there’s nothing funny about your life. Deep within all of us is an inner child who knows exactly what is funny. Children find the humour in everything, especially when the wheels are coming off. Connecting with your inner child through play, reconnects you with the part of you that loves to laugh at everything, even the silliest things. Grab a piece of paper and make a list of all the things you loved to do as a child. Pick one and do that. As you open your heart to play a bit, you’re opening your heart to laugh.
What did you love to do as a child, just for fun?
Committing to laughter
At the end of it all, we have the choice to get angry and stay there or we can commit to laughing. That’s where our power lies, we have the power to choose if we react in anger or fear; or to respond in humour. Make a commitment to yourself to see, hear and feel the humour in every situation, even the drama; each and every day. Make a commitment to lightening the load by committing to love yourself. Because laughter opens your heart. And that’s where love lies. The more we laugh, the more we love, both ourselves and others.
What is your commitment to yourself, humorously?
The truth is that none of us are getting out of here alive. So what’s the use of always being so serious? Lighten-up. Lighten your load. Open your Heart and have a good laugh, today and every day ~ Alison Livanos