Happily Ever Laughter: The Magic of Adding More Humor to Your Life
By Colette Baron–Reid
I have some important advice to give you before starting today’s blog: You should always test psychics with a knock knock joke. If they say, “Who’s there?” then get up and leave.
Okay, maybe I’m not a bona fide comedian, but I hope that joke gave you a chuckle… because adding more laughter to your life is one of the most transformative steps you can take! A chuckle a day is proven to not only help keep the doctor away, but also transform your outlook, strengthen your relationships, advance your career, and enhance your connection with the Divine.
As I teach you in my new book, The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in Your Life, the power to change your external reality comes from within. In the book, I guide you in an exploration of the inner-landscapes of your subconscious, which is what really shapes your outer world. Since most of us tend to get wrapped up in what’s going on in our outer world, it’s extremely difficult to see that it’s actually our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about what’s going on that are ultimately shaping our outlook. When we shift that internal world, we unleash the powers of perception to transform what has been, what is, and what will be!
One phenomenally powerful way to shift your internal world is to laugh! Even more powerful than smiling, a hearty chuckle enables you to instantly detach from any difficulties you’re experiencing so you can transform your perceptions. The more you laugh, the more you harness the power of the present to shift your consciousness and create lasting change in your life and the lives around you. Laughing has so many significant benefits that I’m surprised they haven’t found a way to put it in a jar and sell it for a thousand dollars.
Here are some reasons to start laughing more:
Laughter changes your perspective: According to research, stressful events can be altered by whether you view something as a “threat” or a “challenge.” Humor and laughing can give us a more light-hearted perspective and help us view events as “challenges,” thus making them less threatening and more positive. Laughter brings the focus away from anger, guilt, stress and negative emotions to them alongside other “mere distractions.” It makes you cheerful and puts you in a positive frame of mind.