I had the great pleasure of presenting Happiness through Laughter at the Employer Engagement Day for the +100 staff of the Child Early Intervention Medical Center andChild Learning and Enrichment Medical Center on 12 March 2016.
It was wonderful to see the staff which were from all over the world interact and laugh together – this is one of the main benefits for laughter – it unites us. Laughter has no culture, religion, race or color – you can laugh with no restrictions yay!! In these times where we are all far from our families and working with people we may not share the same views with, laughter is the key to connecting us.
One way to break the ice is through laughter, when things get tense at work because of a misunderstanding just laugh through it and see the difference in the atmosphere.
One thing that is so important to do is to learn to laugh at ourselves. We are all human – sorry to break the news to you HEHEHEHE but we all make mistakes. Being able to laugh at ourselves relieves the pressure and stops us being so hard on ourselves. This will also help us to come up with the solution a lot quicker than if we start criticizing ourselves and damaging our self worth.
Also, being upfront and honest about who we really are and our capabilities will allow us to seek help and clarity if we let them out and don’t hide them or cover them up. It is perfectly ok to say – I messed up please help me. YAY!!
It was wonderful meeting the founder and CEO of the Child Early Intervention Medical Center andChild Learning and Enrichment Medical Center. Amazing that she cares enough about her staff to bring me in to add laughter to their lives. Laughter has so many health benefits and can really make a huge difference to productivity, team building, creativity and general mood at work. Stress is a killer and that is no laughing matter – but it should be HAHAHA!!