One of the things that help to turn dark days into light is laughter. It is one of the most powerful ways for each of us to tap into our inner joy and create a life enhancing energy. Studies will tell you that laughing everyday will truly help to prolong your life. So my question for you is, how much are you laughing? I am not talking about that surface level laughing that we can contain in a moment’s notice. I am talking about the laughing that takes a long time to stop; the kind that sometimes causes stomach-aches and tears. Why, you ask? It’s because I am a believer that true happiness comes from the inside out and when we are truly happy, we laugh often as children do.
So what stops us from laughing? You guessed it, life! Yes, this wonderful experience called life, that is filled with a constant mix of emotions; happy, sad, joy, sorrow, good, bad. In addition to our daily dose of changing emotions we get a heavy load of expectations. This loveable whirlwind called life is what each of us step into when we rise in the morning. So how can we laugh in the midst of this ongoing saga? By knowing your purpose and laughing at the unexpectedness of life.
Knowing your purpose doesn’t mean that you know what is going to happen. It means that you have a clear idea on the direction in which you are headed. It means having an understanding of your core needs and values to help keep you centered. It means having authentic voice and choice in all situations. It means knowing who you are, what you value and what you need to be successful. Once those things are in alignment then you can’t help but laugh, as life is truly funny. So how can you get to know your purpose? You can start with a little coaching by honestly asking yourself the following:
– What are my core values?
– How do I live my core values?
– What needs do my values help me to meet?
These simple questions will help you to begin the journey to more laughter. So as you take the first step, think of the funniest thing that happened to you in the last week and join me for a laugh. Then start to really dig into these questions bringing you more into alignment with laughter. If you are interested in continuing this conversation on how to create true alignment and bring more laughter in your life contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a coaching session.