The Lighthearted Living IQ Matrix explores the value that humor, laughter and play can bring to your life. Yes, life is full of problems and disappointments, and it can therefore be challenging to stay positive when it feels as though the world is conspiring against you. However, things are often not as bad as we make them out to be. In fact, we can often handle things in much more optimal ways, however first we need to stop taking things so seriously and inject a little humor, laughter and play into our lives. Only in this way will we put ourselves in a prime position to make the most of our predicament and circumstances.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Lighthearted Living IQ Matrix:
- The Value of Humor: The first branch of this map explores the value of adding a little humor and laughter into your life. It is a well known fact that humor can instantly make us feel better about ourselves and about our circumstances, however there are also social benefits and physical benefits that can lead to optimal health and wellbeing.
- Finding Humor: The second branch of this map explores various ways you can instil more humor and laughter into your day. Humor and laughter can of course be found through simple daily solitary pleasures as well as through the social interactions we have with others. However, humor isn’t just about what you choose to do, but also about what you avoid doing. It’s also about how you perceive and interpret the world around you. Your perceptions will either open the doors to more humor and laughter or they will close you off from seeing the lighter side of life.
- The Value of Play: The third branch of this map breaks down the value that play can bring to our lives. Playtime isn’t something that kids do. In fact, adults typically enjoy playtime just as much as kids, however because they try to act all “grown up” they don’t frequently expose themselves to play. However, playtime for adults has tremendous emotional and physical benefits. In fact, adult playtime can instantly help improve your mood and productivity. Moreover it can assist with innovation, cooperation and with solving life’s daily problems.
- Playtime Ideas: The final branch of this map presents you with various ideas and suggestions to help you become a little more playful. This of course is all about finding fun ways to play with difficult tasks, to play with problems, to spice up your activities, or to simply dabble in something new that could help electrify your imagination. Many of these suggestions are simple, however it is often within the simplest of things that a child finds most enjoyment and fun. 🙂
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your life and you will progressively begin to see your problems and disappointments in a more optimal way. Setbacks will no longer phase you, problems will turn into games, and you’ll laugh away difficult emotions. Overall, you will begin living a more pleasurable, enjoyable and lighthearted life.
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