Tips for more laughter in your life

  1. Practice laughing 5 min/day. Fake it till you make it.
  2. Look for humor around you--on signs, in people's behavior, on TV, in the newspaper, the things others say, the crazy things that happen to you.--Keep a journal.
  3. Share your embarrassing moments with other people.
  4. Learn to play with things that are serious like work, social issues, money, etc. For example, use word play, silly songs, or develop a comical view of the issue to help you laugh and cope.
  5. Laugh with other people when they laugh.
  6. Wear a smile. It puts you closer to laughing.
  7. Seek out entertainment which makes you laugh.
  8. Amuse yourself with your own sense of humor.
  9. Buy and listen daily to a tape of laughter, a laugh box, or a laughing toy.
  10. Buy mindless toys that make you laugh.
  11. Wear hats that make you laugh.
  12. Cultivate your innate playfulness.
  13. Be creative with fun.
  14. Make sure you have fun.
  15. Give yourself permission to laugh at anything you need to.
  16. Do at least one silly, non-conforming thing a day.

© Enda Junkins, LCSW, LMFT, BCD

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Enda is recognized for her work in stress management and with individuals and couples in therapy.

Enda is a national expert on laughter in therapy which is a highly effective treatment modality in helping clients move through many painful issues. Since laughter is not normally associated with therapy, see Enda’s explanation below on the uses of laughter for healing issues in therapy.

Enda Junkins, LCSW, LMFT, BCD


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