Laugh and Think – Strengthen Your Emotional Intelligence – Five tips

Lily Tomlin laughs

Humor is something that thrives between man’s aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.

Victor Borges

When you laugh you have seen the difference between hope and reality. You are thinking critically and realistically, but also softening life’s blows. Not that laughing is always possible. Pain kills laughter. The stronger the pain, the more laughter departs. However, when laughter has returned, healing has begun. Moreover, you can strengthen you ability to laugh by these five Emotional Fitness Training tips:

Tip one: Consciously seek the absurd, the funny, the laughable. Comedians like George Carlin are good examples of those who use humor to point out the absurdity of life.

Tip two: Learn to laugh at your self. Watch the comedians who use self-deprecation to make you laugh.

Susan J. Vamos, a plus-size comedian, uses the following line in her show: “Now, get ready for the fat lady to sing (and you aren’t going to enjoy it because I’m tone-deaf.)”

If she can do it so can you.

 Tip three: Practice laughing. This WikiHow shows you how. 

Tip four: Have laughing contests. See who can make someone else laugh without laughing themselves. This works really well to get angry kids in a better mood.  When I ran workshops, I would have do go-rounds asking people to give me their best laugh. Soon the whole room would be rocking.

Tip five: Remember what matters and stop sweating the small stuff. Our daily moans and groans are most small stuff and best ignored, priceless if laughed at.

Laughing is an Emotional Fitness Exercise. Buy my eBook Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises to learn all EFT’s Daily Twelve Exercises. It costs less than a latte and is better for you health.

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Note to all: Except for the lead in Poster Coach, the content of my Wacky Wednesday posts will always be the same. Gives me an easy hump day.

Post Inspiration: This post was not inspired by this WordPress Daily  One Word Prompt: Disagree. However, when some gentle humor always lightens and sometimes ends disagreements.

Go here to learn more about the Daily Prompts.

Links of Interest

These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.

Agree or disagree, comments are always welcomed.