This sounds too good to be true. But the fact of the matter is, laughter is an act of the present, it helps us connect with where we are right now, and releases us to move forward. Now, it’s not just about laughter, says Allana. Once you make the commitment to bring joy back into your life, you need to set tangible goals and master your investment of time, to ensure that you stay on track and remain purposeful.

Allana outlines her practical framework for how to reboot in this episode of People at Work. I took up the challenge of her laughter exercise; a first step to getting comfortable with the idea that joy is something we can create and keep in our lives. Awkward at first, I laughed my way into a better frame of mind, and shared it with others. That’s worth laughing about.

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