Not a Laughing Matter | I Decided to Quit Blogging!

by Jayne Kopp on April 1, 2011

have a laugh, laughing matter

This is not a laughing matter, I decided to quit blogging last night….then I woke up and realized it was April 1st!

Phew… what a relief… then I had a good laugh! HAHAHA (LOL) Yea Right! :-)

Although it might please my family if I cut down a bit… I just laugh it off!

All joking aside though, did you know that there are many proven benefits of laughter?

Laughter is good for the soul and has many other effects. Some of these effects are actually very good for our health as well.

They say (whoever “they” are) and I believe them wholeheartedly ;-) that laughing helps your body produce and increase a number of the ‘good’ chemicals in your system, such as serotonin, and numerous other “happy” juices that I cannot pronounce.

Though I am obviously not a doctor, I have to agree that it makes sense; after all we always feel good after a side slapping roar and I’m almost sure that you too would also agree that laughter is the best medicine for quite a number of other issues as well.

I.e.:

** It’s pretty difficult to feel stressed out, anxious or sad when you’re in the middle of a belly laugh… isn’t it?

** It’s also impossible to be cross or angry when you’re laughing too.

** Additionally, “they” also say it actually reduces stress and increases energy which helps us stay focused. When we feel focused and alert we also accomplish more!!

** When feeling great, energetic, alert and knocking things off the whopping ‘to do’ list, after a good laugh… any feelings of overwhelm will also disappear! (‘Scuse me for a minute, I’m going for a laugh).

** All this ‘battery charging’ activity also shifts our perspectives and everything feel’s great!

It’s a shame… but not many of us laugh nearly enough. Kids do, but it seems that when we get a bit older and have an accumulation of responsibilities, it becomes more difficult to just let loose and have a side-splitting howl.

Truthfully, we should all put effort into it daily, and here are a few suggestions to fit laughter into your routine:

** First of all, don’t take yourself so seriously.

** Watch a good comedy, or Saturday Night Live. I still get a kick out of that show on the rare occasion I catch it.

** Hang out with friends… especially comical witty ones if you have any.

** Reminisce about something funny from the past. I still think of a few things I did when I was younger that can bring a smile and when I tell my kids about the time I chased Grandma with a lizard, we all crack up.

** We also laugh watching my mom on a FULL sized woman’s bike with a fabricated set of training wheels my dad attached. I know you don’t know my mom, but picture your own mom. Good grief…even the neighbours laugh when they see it.

** Make yourself laugh… I know… it sounds a bit daft… but try it. You’re going to laugh just because of the silliness of it all but who cares?

We all know (and it has been proven) that stress is horrible for your health. Stress causes that horrible suffocating feeling across your rib cage… and right down the middle. That’s because we are producing harmful chemicals that are bitter to our bodies. This does a LOT of harm, so we really need to take responsibility for preventing it as sickness is not a laughing matter. :-(

Having a laugh on the other hand produces good healthy chemicals and they say (here I go again talking about “them” again)… that you can actually laugh your way to wellness”

Since today is April Fools Day, I’d like to share this funny movie that will, if nothing else, make you chuckle. I think I might throw in a few comedy posts too in the future. I have a few ideas up my sleeve.

***Click Here for the Movie – Laughter is an Instant Vacation***

In conclusion, you /we must learn to not sweat the small stuff as it only has us feeling down, We must live more in the moment, and slow down a bit more.

If you’re feeling stressed out… let it go. Whatever is bogging you down today will be something you’ll look back and laugh about down the road. (Sorry couldn’t resist) :-)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Chelsea Thomas April 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

Hi Jayne,

This is my first time on your blog. You scared me for a second with the title! I’m a fairly new blogger and when I read your title I had to find out why you decided to quit then I saw it: APRIL FOOLS!

That was a good one. Gave me a good laugh at myself because I was a little concerned for no reason lol

Great blog post!

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Jayne Kopp April 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Hi Chelsea, thanks so much for coming here. I’ve been a little MIA, busy as a one armed paper hanger so thought the April Fools post would be a good excuse to write one that day!

No, I didn’t mean to concern you really, just pull your leg.

congrats on starting to blog. It took me three years of working with static sites before I started too. I haven’t had this blog for even a year yet. Its a lot of fun.

Good luck and go girl. Make sure you pay a visit occasionally.

Best

Jayne

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Paula Lee Bright April 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Haha, you are so right! I find sometimes as I write my sillier posts, or maybe my more light-hearted comments on the blogs I respond to as I roam the internet, that although silent, I’m grinning broadly, and my cheeks hurt…so I must have been doing it for quite a while!

When I have that feeling in my face, I know it’s been a good day, everybody has been writing well, and there haven’t been any personal traumas or illnesses or other types of difficulty we all find ourselves in sometimes.

If my face is hurting when I finally turn off the computer, it has been a very good day indeed. And thanks for the laughs!

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Jayne Kopp April 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Hi Paula, thanks so much for stopping by… lovely to meet you. I like your attitude. I hope your face hurts from smiling. I do have those days occasionally. Its nice to feel that way after having a good read and connecting with people all over the world!

Hope you are having a wonderful evening.

Best regards

Jayne

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