Laugh your _______ off
Mistakes are a part of life. Unfortunately much like everything else in life adults take their mistakes far too seriously. You can either let your mistakes define you or develop you. If you look at mistakes as a lesson or a time to look at the solution in your life, then mistakes can be a positive thing. If you look at a mistake as who you are, then it takes you down the trail of self-loathing. As humans, we are not meant to be perfect. Declare: I am not defined by my mistakes.
Laughing your mistakes off can help you develop a better attitude.
Life isn’t perfect and neither are things you attempt to do. Mistakes can be viewed as something to learn from and even give you the ability to laugh at yourself. Do you take yourself too seriously?
Being able to laugh at yourself and about life’s ups and downs may be one of the greatest gifts you give yourself. Let me be clear that there are surely moments to have a sober mood, yet there are far more moments that are meant to be enjoyed.
I read recently the average child laughs more than two hundred times a day, but the average adults laugh fourteen to seventeen times a day. I don’t know about you but I’m not sure some days I even make the average laughter requirement.
Adults get so caught up in the daily grind of life that they have lost their sense of humor. Just because we grow up doesn’t mean we need to be solemn and can no longer have fun. I think there is much to learn from children, and laughing more often is one of them. So give yourself permission to laugh your mistakes off.
There is something incredibly healing about a good belly giggle.
Give it a try and commit this week to lighten up. Rent a funny movie, find some funny jokes, and share a laugh with a good friend. Get creative and find new ways to find the humor in everyday situations.