Not that we need this single day to recognize the pure beauty of belly laughing convulsions, nevertheless, today January 24, 2014 is Global Belly Laugh Day. This year marks the seventh anniversary of observance, so we must celebrate!
There really is no good reason not to laugh, while sadness and tears encourage negativity and pain, laughter does the exact oposite. Laughter not only promotes the release of good-mood endorphins, it also deters pain, shoos stress away and makes us feel young again. So laugh whenever you can, and believe me, you always can. To help you get into the spirit of laughter, we have compiled a small collage of movies and quotes to get you happily convulsing. Laugh hard and often folks, make it your mission to belly laugh everyday!
Best Funny Movies and Shows
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- The Jerk
- There’s Something about Mary
- Meet the Parents
- Beverly Hills Cop
- The Wedding Singer
- The Nutter Professor
- The Big Bang Theory
- The Simpsons
- Fresh Prince of Bel Air
- Monthy Python’s Flying Circus
- The Office
- Childrens Hospital
- In living Color
- Whose Line is it Anyway
- Eddie Murphy: Delirious
The idea of generating a positive mind often seems laughable when we look at our surroundings. Seriously, is it even possible to be positive when we live in a world filled with disappointments, stresses, diseases and injustice? The answer is yes! There is no one single way to generate a positive mind, instead, being positive is a continual practice that gets easier and more natural in time. Below are
10 Practical Ways to Generate a Positive Mind:
- Change the way you look at the world: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change!” there is a lot of truth in that famous quote. Yes there is ugliness in the world, but there is also beauty hiding in plain sight. Make it an effort to stop and smell the roses, marvel at the swaying trees and the slow-moving clouds. Smile back at the strangers that smile at you and fall in love with the world.
- Fake it: “Fake it until you make it!” sound advice indeed. Faking your way to positivity means that you smile when you really feel like frowning, you walk away when you feel like fighting and you think good thoughts even though you want to say bad things. When you realize that being negative in negative situations isn’t a practical way to be positive you will learn to walk away. Nothing positive can come from negativity, adding ugliness to an ugly situation will only dim your light.
- Practice Humanity: Giving selflessly is one of the best ways to invite positivity into your mind. To give without the thought of receiving mean that someone is happier because of something you choose to do. Visit volunteer match to find opportunities close to you.
- Be grateful: We have more than we think we do! Mass media likes to tell us that we need more things to be happy but that just isn’t true. Be grateful for all that you have, there are people with less than you that still manage to smile.
- Eat healthier: “You are what you eat!” foods generously supplied by nature contains all the nutrients we need to be physically and mentally happy. The processed diet that is currently plaguing us steels that nutrients and replaces it with irritability, hyperactivity, low energy and diseases. Adopt a diet rich in mostly naturals, your body and mind will certainly thank you!
- Exercise: Working out releases those good mood endorphins that generates belly laughter and stress-free atmosphere.
- Meditate: Meditating is the practice of aligning your body with your mind and soul in order to create peacefulness and balance. Once you master the art of meditating your mind will become resilient to the negativity that threatens.
- Surround yourself with positivity: Being positive will be easier if you surround yourself with positivity! Distance yourself from gossip and emotional vampires. Watch shows that lifts you up, where clothing that promotes classiness, read positive quotes daily, find yourself spiritually and create a Zen atmosphere in your home.
- Spread positivity: Spread messages of positivity in your home, office and community. Take the time to say something nice; doing so may annoy some, but doing so may inspire the rest.
- Take some YOU time: It is no secret, life is demanding. It is important to pause and take some YOU time. In your you time, take a calming bath, a long walk, go out with friends or read a good book.
Life is too short to be consumed with negativity, you deserve to be happy, so make a conscious effort to generate a positive mind.
It’s a tradition universally practiced to write resolutions on the eve of New Year’s Day. The purpose of this exercise is self-improvement. We reflect on the year just past then determine who and what we want for ourselves in the New Year, then, we eagerly jot down goals with a promise to accomplish each one before December rolls around again.
As beautiful and cleansing, the notion of self-improving is, statistics show that close to 80 percent of resolutions go unaccomplished because bad habits can be hard to break and new habits can be hard to start. Our intentions are good but we often lack the proper internal tools to improve. Below are a few tips to help you reach each goal.
Internal Tools to Help you Accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions:
- Be Realistic: Before you begin your resolutions list, be realistic. Make goals for yourself that is challenging yet reachable or nothing will get done.
- Simplify your goals: If you try to do too much at once you may end up with a bunch of half-finished projects. While multitasking can be doable depending on the complexity of your goals, it is always best to streamline. Take a look at your list then determine which projects can be done together and which ones needs uninterrupted attention. Tackle little projects first then move on to the more challenging ones.
- Be organized: Internal and external clutter creates chaos and anxiety. Nothing gets done when life is unorganized. You need to clear your mind of unnecessary thoughts and clear the spaces in your home of unnecessary clutter. The purpose is to create a Zen like atmosphere that inspires motivation and action. So, start meditating to calm your mind, donate what you know longer use and create functional organization.
- Believe in yourself: Perhaps the number one reason why goals go unmet is because of self-doubt. We unintentionally invite fear into our minds which poisons our spirits, but, self-belief is the antidote. If you believe in yourself, there is nothing you can’t accomplish. Tell yourself that you will succeed, recite in your mind until you believe it.
- Take action: A thought has no power if an action is not taken. It sounds good to say that you are going to quit smoking or that you are going to start school but it means nothing if you don’t actually do it. Once you write your list of resolutions you have to determine a plan of action. Think about how you are going to accomplish the goals that you’ve set, then do it. And remember, if at first you don’t succeed, try try again.
- Seek Help: Just because they are your goal doesn’t mean that you have to tackle them alone, in fact some resolutions may require the aid of kind people.
There is something so beautiful about accomplishing goals and reaching dreams. We were not put on this earth to merely exist, we all have purpose and passions, so go find yours and start living. Wishing you blessings for this New Year and beyond!