Saturday, June 14, 2008

Stick a Neuron in Your Head and Laugh!

Has work lost its luster for you? Are you bored by small talk … sorry jokes … and repeated redneck opinions of a few recycled workers around you from 9 to 5? Then stick a new neuron in your day and laugh! If nothing else you’ll create a buzz for a new and zesty topic.

The human brain creates new neuron pathways when you try something new… change one routine … which can be as insignificant as driving a new route to work … or laugh at anything or everything you do. Get others laughing too. It’s the opposite of boredom which is brought on by negativity, cynicism or pessimism.

It’s also the enemy of whining or blaming others at work….

Einstein and other geniuses claimed to enjoy the unrealistic aspirations of an optimist … daily… and that triggered their brains in directions of success. It spreads like wildfire when it sparks new neurons in others. Try these laughter tips for the workplace.

Start by modeling one positive behavior in a humorous way and stay with that until you see it take root and build new neuron pathways in one person beyond yourself. As soon as one other person jumps in you have already doubled what I call laughter-neuron effect. Do the math and you’ll see how fast new neuron pathways can blitz new business benefits at your firm.

Whenever we Laugh – especially at ourselves … everything around us lightens up and complex projects suddenly seem doable! We also build new neuron pathways for fun … and if you’re wondering how it works … just watch how it prospers the person with most wit and wisdom where you work.

Humor’s good for business because it release enzymes into the brain and opens new spaces for learning, giving and for enjoying what you do. It’s also good for expansion … because people gravitate to humorous people, and research shows they like to do business with people who can laugh at themselves. New research also links humor to health, happiness and healing…. If people do better work when they laugh… and we can all build new neuron pathways with a bit more wit … what might add a few laughs to your workday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Humour is an element that adds spice to life and without which may be life would have been very difficult to spend. But contrary to what many people believe, humour is not all about smiling and laughing, though it caters to these fields mainly. Humour is actually the capability to see the lighter side of life, sometimes even in a serious environment. But this lighter view of life should be done intelligently. Slapstick humour is no humour at all, it is just trash.