Chooseday Ep 15: Choose to Laugh! - June 28th 2022
Updated: Sep 27, 2022
Something so magical yet simple happened during the grocery run with my son.
I was stressed about the rising living costs upon glancing at the price of broccoli, but thankfully we don't eat lettuce.
Then the magic happened - my 4 year old greeted the cashier with a "Hawoo!" that followed with their exchange of some jokes and laughs. I immediately joined in as my mood was uplifted.
This was a reminder that children live in the moment - they just
want to laugh, have fun and be loved. It's no different for us adults.
We can't control inflation, wars and sickness but we can Choose to laugh to help us snap out of it, even if it's just for a moment.
It's World Wellbeing Week so let's take care of ourselves starting with a simple
act of laughter. Enjoy this Chooseday Email :D
Never undermine the big challenges of life. But a laugh will do you a wonderful favour.
Laughter has been our primal way of coping with stress for as long as our human species have existed. Babies laugh, kids laugh and we should laugh more.
Research shows that when the brain registers something as humorous, the body reacts positively by laughing or smiling, releasing mood-lifting hormones like serotonin and dopamine.This relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed up to 45 minutes after.
Do you recall the last time you really deep-bellied laughed so hard
that you actually cried for joy?
In 5 minutes, we guarantee you'll be on your way to some laughing goodness
with these HA HA HAcks (see what we did there)...:
1. Tune into your favourite sitcom or comedian that willl turn that frown upside down
(we had a laugh watching one of Australia's funniest comedians)
2. Think about a funny incident and just laugh about it like it just happened yesterday.
3. Have funny and good company nearby - share some jokes and good times.
4. Make a funny face in front of the mirror. You'll look silly, but that's sure going
to make you laugh. A lot.
5. Practice this 5 minute Yoga laughing workout (there's such a thing!)
Celebrating the special causes that bring laughter,
fun and joy to our lives
Laughing to get through the hard times
Camp Quality helps change the story for kids and their families affected by cancer by creating positive memories and opportunities to laugh and find joy in life's darkest moments.
A new home and new life for Australian animals
Saving wild and domestic animals, Australian Animal Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer run, non-government organization. You can choose to foster an animal that will bring happiness and smiles to your home.
Where Children can be children
The Starlight Express Room replaces the fear and stresses of hospitalization with fun, joy of laughter. It's positive distraction that can often help improve recovery.
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With more than 1800 charities on our platform, we want to give each one of them an opportunity to be featured on our Chooseday Podcasts-Webinars.
Henceforth, the sessions will be pre-recorded moving forward.
This will enable more charities to connect with more people and corporates.
If you're a charity or know of one who wants to be part of the show, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll send you a couple of questions for guidance then schedule a convenient time to record and look forward to speaking with you!Watch some of our previous live sessions here. Subscribe to GoodCompany's Youtube Channel for your monthly (soon to be more frequently) doses of goooodness.
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