By Carrie Dorr
As we launch in to summer, it’s a great time to ask yourself….are you serious? I definitely am! There is a place for seriousness but it can also breed anxiety and create the tension that is the chief causes of the problems we experience in body, mind, and spirit. The benefits of laughter and humor are now supported by wide-ranging scientific evidence. Humor is Therapy!
Start to pay attention to your level and frequency of seriousness….a seriousness barometer if you will. If you find that your levels are high, think about integrating some or all of the below:
1. Choose a good-natured phrase that you can say to yourself often as a remembrance to drop the seriousness. For example, Lighten-Up.
2. Watch a comedy or episodes of a funny sitcom regularly.
3. Spend time with a friend, particularly one that has a good sense of humor!
If none of the above are working for you, remember this quote by Kenneth Maue: “The way to reconnect with our purpose is to do things that seem, at first appearance, to lack purpose”.
Consider that laughter and time without purpose, goals or a to-do list may in fact, enable you to be more productive.