Laughter is an instant vacation.
It's no surprise that a UCLA study documented what we already knew to be true: On average, at age 5, we engage in creative tasks 98 times a day, laugh 113 times and ask 65 questions. By age 44, the numbers fade to two creative tasks a day, 11 laughs and six questions.
This study is shocking! What are we thinking? We can't go on like this—we need to rearrange those numbers and start laughing, playing and creating a lot more. Right now!
Miss the first 14 weeks?
To that end, this week we are bringing laughter—and therefore play—to the forefront of our minds, hearts and actions.
This week, you must increase the number of times you laugh. So laugh at nothing, at an old funny movie, a joke, a memory, a mishap, a mistake, a play or a comedian. Laugh with a friend and/or by yourself.
Write in your journal each day and share the details of what makes you laugh. Pay attention to what makes you smile, what makes you giggle and, of course, what makes you fall down in torrents of uncontrollable laughter.Find out how you can put more laughter and play into your life