One of my New Year's Resolution's for 2013 was to finally finish reading "The Happiness Project." Slowly and sporadically, it'll happen. I like a part I read tonight. It is what I need to work on at work as these unfun changes take place and I take on a million new roles. It's also why writing and performing for Mortified is so special to me.
"Act the way I want to feel. If I want to feel happy and lighthearted, I need to act that way-say, by laughing out loud. Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity. I can boost immunity and lower blood pressure and cortisol levels. It increases people's tolerance for pain. It's a source of social bonding, and it helps to reduce conflicts and cushion social stress within relationships-at work, in marriage, among strangers."