When we look at something as negative, bad juju in our body. But if we can change our perspective, it changes our outlook as well as our health. Humor is an easy and practical way to change your mindset.
Today’s humor challenge: Create a “rediculous explanation” list.
Think of something you’d like to get out of doing: Doing the dishes, filing your taxes, going to work… Then use your creativity or brainstorm with your humor buddy, and come up with as many outlandish and ridiculous reasons as you can to dodge the dreaded task! By viewing your chore through the lens of humor, you can lessen your stress and improve your mood. You’ll more likely do a better job and enjoy it more.
Here’s an example:
I can’t go to work today because…
- I have amnesia and can’t remember where I work.
- my goldfish has pneumonia.
- you broke my funny bone!
- I bumped my head on the glass ceiling.
- I’m taking a mental health day—I’m calling in well.
- I have *clinomania (*excessive desire to stay in bed).
Today’s challenge: Create “A Rediculous Explanation” list. It may not get you out of doing a dreaded task, but it can make it more fun and give you something to smile about while you’re doing it.
That’s it. Congratulations on committing to exercising your sense of humor. I hope you’ll join me tomorrow for the next challenge. I’m Karyn Buxman reminding you to create a humor habit and reap the benefits. Humor is power!
Neurohumorist Karyn Buxman’s mission in life is to enhance global business, improve global health, and achieve global peace through strategic humor. www.KarynBuxman.com/30-day-humor-challenge-2015