A Simple Trick – Laughter is the Best Medicine After All…

When was the last time you rolled around with laughter?

The kind of laughter that you thought would make you burst?

The kind of laughter where you struggled to draw breath?

The kind of laughter that was so infectious, everyone around you was guffawing too, without really knowing why?

I hope that’s made you smile!

As well as releasing a host of happy hormones, or endorphins, a good hearty laugh also reduces the level of stress hormones in your body and so boosts the effectiveness of your immune system.

So with only benefits to gain, wouldn’t it be wonderful to enjoy those sensations more often?

And you can… with a simple trick.

Think about a time when you felt really happy, where you were rolling around laughing. Just recalling this memory will probably make you laugh (or smile).

Let the memory take over. Think about all the details. Ramp up the colours so that they are vibrant and bright. Just before the feeling ‘peaks’ I’d like you to take your hand and hold onto your opposite wrist. Hold on until the happy feeling starts to subside and then release your wrist.

Now let’s see what happens when you touch your wrist again…

Were you able to bring that happy feeling back again?

Welldone! What you have created is a basic ‘anchor’. Any time you want to, you can touch your wrist again and trigger that happy feeling. And if you really want to take advantage of this trick, layer the anchor with other happy memories and experiences and you’ll create a super-powerful anchor!

This is a great technique if you need to change your state to become more positive or need a confidence boost before a big event. Simply hold onto your wrist to trigger your anchor and flood your body with happy endorphins!