Funny Motivational Speaker Amy Dee’s blog,
‘And keep a sense of humor. It doesn’t mean you have to tell jokes. If you can’t think of anything else, when you’re my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you’ll get a laugh.’ — Art Linkletter
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-We are all brave in our own way. For example, I am not afraid of raw cookie dough.
-Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered…” who ties your shoes for you?”
-I walk around like everything is fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.
Every one laughs.
Having a good laugh is the fastest, most dependable way to balance your mind and body. A baby laughs and smiles in response to stimuli as early as six weeks old. Human beings laugh in every language and culture across the world. Laughter even exists in some form in rats, chimps, and bonobos.
Benefits of Humor at Work
Replacing an employee costs between one half to two times their annual salary. Obviously, turnover also affects the entire department. Employees in humorous workplaces report greater satisfaction and are less likely to leave.
Besides improving employee retention rates, humor can reduce absenteeism because people enjoy working in a fun environment.
Humor lightens a confrontation. Disagreements happen, but shared laughter will help diffuse anger and conflict fast because it puts problems in perspective.
Encouraging humor helps people relax around each other and creates a playful culture. In this friendly environment, people are more creative because they can bat ideas around without fear of being shot down.
Add humor to increase work productivity? One study found that employees who have an enjoyable time at work accomplish more.
Humor connects us to each other. Cheerful sounds like laughter trigger an automatic response that makes us smile or laugh, uniting us to each other. It provides motivation, encourages us to collaborate and helps prevent burnout
A friendly laugh cools down your stress response. People with a sense of humor report less stress and anxiety than those with a low sense of humor, despite experiencing the same number of problems. Laughter releases endorphins that are more powerful than morphine. These feel-good hormones can lead to a sense of well-being and optimism.
3 Ideas for increasing humor at work.
Incorporate humor in your internal and external communications by adding a funny image that fits with your message. Research shows that adding a funny picture will increase the response rate and engagement with your message.
Add humor to your company culture by hiring a funny motivational speaker for your event. Studies show people better remember information wrapped in humor. Consider organizing an internal comedy show or talent show.
Be willing to laugh at yourself. Funny leaders are better leaders, according to Inc. Funny leaders are better liked and respected.
In summary, the average worker spends 1/3 of their life (about 90,000 hours) at work, so why not enjoy it? No job is perfect, but staying positive and adding humor will increase your job satisfaction, productivity and connections at work.
‘We are all here for a spell. Get all the good laughs you can.’ — Will Rogers