I've always been the type of person that enjoys to laugh and to make people. Growing up I remember regularly laughing myself to tears and severe belly pains. I had a rude realization a few years back and that was that I couldn't remember the last time I had laughed to the point of tears. I also realized around that same time that hadn't been feeling my full self which caused me a level of anxiety that I had never felt before.
In my mind, my lack of laughter in my life triggered my anxiety and I knew that I wouldn't last long without fixing this in some way.
So I did a little research and found a improv school and took a class and that was just what the doctor ordered. One day a week for 7 weeks I gathered with a small group with intention to be silly and to laugh. I reconnected with my tearful laughter. What I didn't realize was I was learning skills to be a better communicator, listener, collaborator and how to deal with the unexpected in the process. I realized after the first class how important laughing is to my general happiness and well being so I make it my business to have a good laugh daily. Below are a few things I do to infuse laughter into my life.
Things I do to create space for laughter:
Play fun games
Watch funny shows/movies
Write a fun version of a real story
Watch something old with my children
Prank my family
What do you do for some fun and laughter?