2016 was a bit of a drag, wasn’t it? A heap of monumental changes which may or may not turn out for the best. For me there was one major thing missing from it, gratuitous laughter. It was not just 2016 though. Laughter seems to be on the decline.
Let’s bring it back. And contrary to popular political-correctness-is-strangling-free-speech rhetoric, we don’t need to be at the expense of others.
Here are a few deliberately ridiculous tips….
- Send a funny email on Friday to your colleagues. This is one of my favourites. And yes I am aware it never actually happened….still doesn’t mean it isn’t funny though.
- Marvel at Steve Harvey’s face in this video. Not to mention the dance moves.
- Have a conversation with a three year old. Comedy gold.
- Try boot scooting. Even if it is just in your lounge room.
- Watch any episode of Monty Python, The Goodies, Boston Legal or M*A*S*H.
- Tell the jokes you told in primary school…What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt! (Still the funniest joke I know)
I am going to keep going until you are laughing.
- Look at photos of yourself in the 80s. If you weren’t alive in the 80s, look at photos of your parents.
- Next time you get money out from an ATM/Cash Point, yell “I won! AGAIN!”.
- Go and see a stand up comedian live.
- If you can’t, watch Parkinson interview Billy Connolly.
- Read A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. Even better if you have had a wine or two.
- Go to a park with a bunch of friends and just start laughing at each other. Remember in the 90s when that was a form of therapy and catharsis?
Save yourself from the monotony of global political changes, economic upheaval and human migratory patterns and do something tomorrow which makes you laugh.