LAUGH LONG AND LOUD
A robust rib-rattler improves not only your mood, but also your health.
The physical act of laughing helps you stay alert, makes it easier
to cope and lets you maintain your sanity when the world gets a little
ADMIT YOU'RE HUMAN
(it's true, isn't it?) and laugh at yourself. People who have mastered
Living 101 take their work seriously, but not themselves. Knowing
the difference gives you the keys to the kingdom.
UP YOUR LAUGH QUOTIENT.
Nothing may be more important to your health and happiness. The average
American laughs 15 times daily. So eat your broccoli and get a megadose
of Vitamin L every day.
you go. Good humor is the best business and social lubricant. It smoothes
understanding, communication and cooperation. Make it your mission
to elicit as many smiles as you can each day.
HELP YOURSELF SUCCEED
without stressing out. Humor is nature's antidote for tension. Let
it be your secret weapon when you're up to your eyeballs in alligators.
It's fast, it's fun, it's free. No other stress buster can make this
TAKE YOUR FUNNY BONE
Instigate laughter on the job. Treating co-workers with
respect and a sense of mirth does miracles for teamwork and trust.
EMBRACE THE NOTION
that humor is NOT incompatible with dignity and stature. Humor is
the hole that lets the hot air out of a stuffed shirt. Follow the
lead of Lincoln, Reagan and JFK who knew that humor is vital in overcoming
REMEMBER THAT LAUGHTER
and longevity go hand in hand. Grumps don't live longer -- it just
seems like it. A buoyant outlook may be more important than oat bran
and pushups, and it's easier to take. So get in the zone:
||Love life, laugh a lot, last longer.
Copyright © 2004-2013 by Larry Wilde
Excerpted from When You're Up To Your Eyeballs In Alligators
-- Jester Press