A motivational talk is no easy endeavor with a headache tugging at my brain!
When I was a humorous speaker for a group of credit union employees, luckily for me the pain seemed to melt away as the audience came alive with laughter lifting my endorphins and clearing the pain.
Laughter's impact on my headache reinforced my message that levity decreases pain. Research shows that laughter releases endorphins that relieve pain.
Laughing has been shown to increase the body's natural killer cells and T-cells, which are types of cells that attack foreign material in our bodies. Laughter, in addition, keeps away negative emotions such as anxiety and depression, which tend to weaken the immune system. Laughing also distracts you from the source of the stress and allows you to refocus your brain.
As a humorous motivational speaker I am completely convinced of the value of levity. My job is to convince non-believers or neutral bystanders to give themselves up to a more carefree appreciation of life.
When we let go and leave discretion behind we get lost in the simplicity of the moment. Life slows down when we realize how precious it is. Helped along by levity we are nudged to let go of inhibitions and embrace today.
A motivational talk can help remind you that you have a choice to let play and fun move you to a more child like carefree way of life. The rest is up to you.
The credit union employees, like most people who work in financial institutions, have had a tough year trying to help members avert financial crisis. Our time together celebrated these efforts and established humor as a way to dispel stress and overload.
The audience didn't know that I got to practice what I preach! As I worked to motivate them with humor, my own headache pain dropped off the radar!