Humour is often used as an umbrella term for all forms of the comical or funny and can be a powerful skill to help improve morale during challenging times. We when we talk about humour in leadership we mean positive humour, we want to exclude things like irony, satire, sarcasm, or cynicism.
Humour assists in coping with stress, it can smoothen social interactions, increase creativity, and has been shown to enhance life satisfaction and well-being. We can all probably look back into our lives and think of a time when humour helped us overcome a challenging, stressful or uncomfortable situation.
Humour is also a key component in creating a positive institution or workplace.
Spend time reflecting and collect funny memories of events that have occurred in your life and either write them down, spend time reflecting on them, or share them with a friend or family member. Relive the humour, let yourself laugh and feel the sensations in your body. A good way to start is look through past photos to spark those memories.
Another option is to watch 1-3 funny short videos online, read a funny comic or story, or watch a funny tv show. Laugh loudly, feel the humour in your body and enjoy it.
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