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How Do I Learn To Laugh At Myself?

Don’t wait till your life is completely over in midlife; start your process now.

The more we enjoy all of the great times we had, the more we will realize that there were a hundred times we just plain sucked. And the more we learn to laugh at our “failures,” we create the ability for us to be in these moments of utter, unmitigated joy.

We all know what makes us happy. We want to have some kind of purpose that we can look back on and smile at the good times. Our kids want to know how to live a fulfilling life, and they want us to be the rock they can rely on.

I am here to share the wisdom of laughter with you, and how to laugh at our failures.

There is something to be said for being happy today for the next four years. It is not all that bad to think about because it is worth living in a place filled with beauty and love.

But at the same time, we were so focused on how great things might be that we forgot to enjoy every moment because that could be a little too hard.

What I mean is that we may have an excellent life in the next four years, but if we don’t take the time to appreciate the good now, why would we remember the bad?

In the back of our minds, we can keep asking our children, “Is this fun? Is this good for me?”

Sometimes, the answer is “no,” and we need to stop and listen to those answers.

Another important thing I want to say is that in order for us to get a great return on our investment of time, we need to spend all of it.

It’s very simple.

You already know that the best investments are the ones that are made with our time. If there is something you absolutely want to have, that you must have by the time you get old, don’t wait till that time comes. Get it now!

We have to start thinking about the next four years much like we think about the next year. If it’s truly one of the best things we will ever experience, we will all cherish every step of it.

So, let’s see what is possible for us in our four years as they come up. Let’s look at the things we can start right now.

1.                       Learn How To Gather Information Online

Every day, I want to be reminded why I need the Internet. I have read countless blog posts about how to live a rich social life without having a blog… but how would I ever learn if I had never taken a course online?

It never occurred to me that online social networking would be more valuable than the one-on-one face-to-face contact I had in college.

I had some problems dealing with it in the beginning. In college, I got to be on some really funny campus clubs. It was fun being around people who were so different from everyone else.

I’m also a social outlier. We all got our “cutesy, funny” friends. I was on the same college frat as some nice girls. So, my friends liked me because of who I was, not because of how much I looked like a girl who was on the exact opposite team.

But my college was a great place to get to know someone as a person before you got into their friends’ lives.

I can’t imagine being in that same situation today.