“Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.” – Mel Brooks
- “I want to have fun.”
- “If I can get organized, I will have more time for fun.”
- “I am a great dancer, but I don’t dance anymore.”
- “Laughing with my friends gives me energy.”
- “Music and art are two simple joys that make me feel good.”
How do you have fun? Summer is a time for playfulness, laughter, and pleasure. Our culture starts reminding us of that in May with advertisements for beach rentals, camps, fun clothing, pretty pictures of oceans, lite menus, barbecues, and beach toys.
The Science of Good Humor
Positive Psychology, the scientific study of well-being, classifies humor as one of the universally important character strengths essential to living a good life. According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter can be “the best medicine” to strengthen your immune system, boost mood, diminish pain, and bring your body and mind into balance. We intuitively know that laughter helps shift perspective, allowing us to see things in a new light. So, it makes sense that those who find humor in all sorts of situations will have more resilience to life’s difficulties, enjoy better relationships, and benefit from more positive mental and physical health.
In life coaching, adding lightness and a sense of humor often means looking at an issue from different perspectives. When we get too serious or feel stuck, putting on a favorite song and dancing around the living room or being creative in the kitchen can have incredibly therapeutic effects! Watching or listening to stand-up comedy or reading a light summer book are all strategies I use to catapult myself out of a rut.
I am a true believer in lightening up and finding humor wherever we can.
Life Coaching Strategies to Find Your Fun
- How do they play?
- What part do sports, games, crafts, cooking, vacations, and friends have in their lives?
- How can they add more zest to their current schedule?
Playfulness, comedy, and fun aren’t just for summer, either. They are things we can do all year round, and they help my clients:
- Reduce their resistance to new things
- Feel better / more relaxed
- Access more creativity
- Become more resourceful
- Become more successful
- Have more fun
- Become more fun to be around!
We’re In This Together
Contact me for a complimentary, no-obligations life coaching consultation and we can work on your goals together. Or use the Appointment Scheduler and pick a time that works for you. I coach 90% of my clients over the phone, and my DC-based Life Coaching clients have the option of meeting with me in person. I look forward to hearing from you.