I saw this video on my newest favorite place, Good Vibe University, from Jeannette Maw, The Good Vibe Coach. It’s a very special place. It’s in her “Vibe Lifters” section, where there are videos posted to make you feel good.
Life is supposed to be fun, don’t you think? This experiment in Stockholm will likely result in more physically fit people, too, who will be smiling and laughing and enjoying the music while they get a bit of exercise.
What do you do in your day to make it fun? I know that I often laugh at myself, particularly when I take myself too seriously! I was recently at a leadership retreat in Washington DC and had 3 days of jam-packed, back-to-back meetings, many over meals. It was information-overload, to say the least.
In one of the smaller group meetings with my fellow leaders across the country, I instantly felt a connection to the women around me. One of them is part of an improv rock band in her spare time and is a former improv comedianne in a group that travelled the U.S. (even to Fargo, North Dakota!) We were laughing a lot and I had a lot of fun! She even told me that I had what it takes to be in an improv comedy group. I was shocked when she gave me that vote of confidence, because I have always admired people who could do that, thinking that I was not one of them.
But with this woman, we instantly had a connection and even the driest of subjects became somehow the most hilarious of topics in those meetings. It spread to our entire side of the room. Looking back, it was just another example of how contagious laughter and fun are (as well as bad moods and gossip). I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be spreading joy and receiving it than bad moods and negativity. Wouldn’t you?
So what are you going to do to add some fun in your day? I’m going to dance as I do my housework today. And since it’s snowing outside, maybe I’ll just go outside later and play in it. Even if we don’t live in Stockholm to enjoy this creative experiment in the video, we can lighten up a bit and not take life too seriously. Whoever said “Act your age!” probably wasn’t having much fun at the time.
So go ahead and be silly! Find a way to add laughter into your day and savor it. You’ll be doing yourself and those around you a great favor by feeling good and spreading joy. And if you have teenage kids and they say they are “embarrassed” by your actions, I bet they’ll crack a smile when you’re not looking. 🙂 Have a great day!