Laugh And Get Rich Day - 8th Of February
8th February 2018
Oh good, you’re laughing already! I know you think that it is a silly excuse to have a holiday but think about it! Laughing helps in everything. It even helps in tediously dry and boring moments. Don’t tell me you haven’t had the rogue giggle attack in a moment of seriousness! Have you ever had to excuse yourself just to leave the room before that giggle attack takes over? Heaven help you if your friend is in the room. You do know that a friend in close proximity increases the potency of those giggles, right?
History of Laugh and Get Rich Day
The creation of Laugh and Get Rich Day had only your best interest at heart. The day is about encouraging laughter so that the effects can be felt across all areas of life. Science has proven that laughter actually can be medicine. Those who are in pain or suffering from chronic illness can increase the production of endorphins. When the body releases endorphins the result is a lift in mood and a decrease in pain. This is the basis for what might be accomplished on Laugh and Get Rich Day.
How to Celebrate Laugh and Get Rich Day
Is the pace and stress of life getting you down? Feeling like there isn’t time left in the day to get all of the things on your to-do list done? You are not alone! Take a moment, you can do it, and see how to celebrate Laugh and Get Rich Day. Just a chuckle isn’t going to cut it, for this holiday we need that deep laugh to come out. What can make you laugh so hard you get tears in your eyes? Plan a date and hit your local comedy club with your friends. Strengthen your friendship and make some memories while letting laughter lift your spirits!
When you are happy and full of laughter you are able to handle your life better and stresses in it. When your job, schedule or family begin to add to the demands on your time you will be able to see how to make it all work with ease.
How does this relate to Laugh and Get Rich Day? Well, that is very simple.
When you are laughing, you are more creative. When you are more creative you can think of ideas and ways to help you be more productive at work. This makes you a more valuable asset to your employer and could earn you a raise! If you are especially creative, being happy and healthy might even lead you to the birth of a unique idea that you could follow all the way to the bank! Find that one idea that can start to make a name for yourself. Just by celebrating Laugh and Get Rich Day, you might be able to do exactly just that! Take your idea, your increased productivity and you’re less stressed out mind and body and Laugh and Get Rich!
Who are we kidding?...one day of laughter isn't enough! So we've included some tips to help you laugh more every day. Read on..
How to Laugh More – 22 Ways to Bring More Laughter into Your Life
1. Set the Intent to Laugh More.
Make a resolution, or set the intent, of laughing heartily as often as you can. Setting a goal to laugh more is as important as setting the goals to get more exercise, eat healthier, and drink more water.
Tell yourself: “I resolve to laugh more”.
2. Include Laughter in Your Morning Routine.
Many of us have a routine that we follow every morning to help set us up to have a great day. How about adding laughter to your morning routine?
One way you can do this is by getting a year-in-a-box calendar that will give you a quick laugh when you glance at the joke for the day. Choose a year-in-a-box calendar that tickles your fancy and put it right next to your alarm clock.
Another idea is to get yourself a joke book and read one joke every morning.
3. Smile More.
Yes, I know: smiling is not laughing. However, smiling also has a myriad of benefits. When you smile, happy changes begin to take place automatically, both internally and externally. In addition, you can think of smiling as a warm up for laughing.
One way to remember to smile more is to have smiling cues sprinkled throughout your day. There are a number of ways to do this, including getting yourself a coffee mug that makes you smile. That way, every time you get yourself a cup of coffee you’re reminded to smile.
Here are three more cues you can use to remember to smile:
- Smile as you step into the shower.
- Smile every time you’re about to enter your home.
- Smile every time you open the refrigerator.
4. Read the Funnies.
If you’re one of those people who still reads the newspaper offline—like me—don’t skip the funnies. After reading about everything that’s going wrong in the world, a little levity will do you good.
5. Befriend a Funny Person.
Some people are just naturally funny. They may have a way with words, or they may have a wacky way of looking at the world. These people are gems. If you find one, befriend them immediately.
6. Have a Favorite Comedian.
There are lots of great comedians out there, but almost everyone knows of at least one comedian who really appeals to their own particular sense of humor. Choose your favorite comedian and look for some of their comedy routines on YouTube.
7. Follow a Funny Sitcom.
Although I advocate watching less TV so that you have more time to read—or work on projects that are important to you—I’m not one of those people who argue that you shouldn’t watch any TV. Just make sure that you’re watching shows that you really enjoy.
8. Have More Fun on Date Night.
Keep your relationship strong by laughing more with your partner. On date night, go to a comedy club. If you want to stay in, make some popcorn and watch a funny movie.
9. Read a Funny Book.
I often recommend that you read the classics, but you should also read books just because they’re funny. A genuinely funny book is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
10. Find a Little Kid You Can Hang Out With.
Little kids haven’t forgotten how to laugh yet. They’ll laugh at just about anything, and there are few things more infectious than a little kid’s laugh.
11. Get a Pet.
More specifically, get a dog. Dogs make us laugh because. . . well, just look at that pic!
12. Play Fun Games With Friends.
Playing competitive party-style games with a group of friends you enjoy hanging out with will have you laughing in no time. Just set up the game, put out some guacamole and chips, and get ready to laugh ’till it hurts.
13. Learn to Laugh at Yourself.
Most of us take ourselves too seriously, which limits our ability to find the humour in difficult situations. In addition, it can make us uptight and overly sensitive to what other people may be thinking of us.
Learning to laugh at yourself takes some of the pressure off, and it will allow you to be more authentic and vulnerable (both of which are desirable character traits). Here are two ways to learn how to laugh at yourself:
- Give yourself permission to be silly. At the right moment, being silly is a plus.
- Look for the funny side of things. When you’re upset over something, ask yourself: “How is this situation funny”? Humour is a great way to deal with adversity and can even turn a negative into a positive.
14. Take Up Something New.
When you try something new–whether it’s to draw, perform a karate kick, or learn to roller blade— your initial attempts will likely be clumsy and even ridiculous. That is, funny.
And, since in the point above you learned how to laugh at yourself, taking up something new is very likely to result in lots of laughs. Record your new interest in the Hobbies section of About Me in your LifeLot account!
15. Have a Favorite Comic Strip.
My favorite cartoon strip of all time is Calvin & Hobbes. I have all of Bill Waterson’s Calvin & Hobbes books. When I need a pick-me up I grab the pile of books, sprawl out on my bed, and look through them. In a short while I’m laughing, and soon after that I’m out of the funk I was in.
16. Start a Pinterest Board of Funny Stuff You Find Online.
Start a Pinterest board and every time you find something funny as you browse the web, pin it to your board.
17. Start a Scrapbook of Funny Things Your Family Members Say.
Family members are a great source for funny comebacks and sayings. Start a scrapbook (even better, upload to your LifeLot account) to collect the funny things your family does and the things they say. This will make you more aware of their funny moments, which will make you appreciate them more.
18. Put Laughter Quotes Up On a Bulletin Board.
Put up a bulletin board where you’ll be sure to see it often, and fill it with laughter quotes. Here are some to get you started:
- “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” — Mark Twain
- “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – e. e. cummings
- “If laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely dissolve your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them.” – Dr. Madan Kataria
19. Do More of What Makes You Laugh.
When was the last time you had a really good laugh? What were you doing? Do more of that.
20. Follow Funny People on Twitter.
Follow two or three funny accounts on Twitter so you get a few laughs as you see the tweets go by on your stream.
21. Start a Joke Jar.
Get your whole family to laugh more by starting a joke jar. Do the following:
- Get a nice jar and some scraps of paper.
- Find some funny jokes and write them down on the scraps of paper. Ask your family members to do the same.
- Put the scraps of paper with the jokes written on them in the jar.
- At dinner time have someone reach into the jar, take out a joke, and read it out loud.
22. Try Laughter Meditation.
There are many different meditation practices you can try. One of these is laughter meditation. Do the following:
- Find a comfortable place to sit.
- Bring your attention to your breath and release all tension from your body.
- Bring up an image of something you find really funny. Once you have the feeling of laughter, spread it throughout your body, from the top of your head, to the tip of your toes.
- Bring up another image that makes you laugh. Continue spreading the feeling of laughter throughout your body.
Laughter really is the best medicine. Live your best life by laughing more. Get started with the 22 tips above.
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