Laugh and Be Happy

What up peoples!

Today I am going to be talking about one of the most important things in our life: LAUGHTER!

Laughter reduces your stress hormones and boosts your immune system. It reduces blood pressure, anxiety and other negative emotions. It’ll also help improve your mood and relieve pain. It relaxes the body, protects the heart and helps you live longer. Although you never will get younger, laughing creates the illusion that you are!

There are many ways to bring laughter into our lives:

  • Start with a smile. When you see someone, instead of looking away or at your phone, look up and smile at the person. See their reaction, smiles can be contagious.
  • Watch funny TV shows and videos.
  • Go to a comedy club or join a laughter yoga class.
  • Collect some funny stories, books or magazines and read them when you are low.
  • Do something silly.
  • Spend time with people who make you laugh.
  • Listen to your favourite music. This song might help: Happier-Marshmello & Bastille.
  • Improve your sense of humour. Ask people, “What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you recently?”
  • Read funny books. Find joke books online or through your bookstore. Share jokes with your friends!

If none of these are really funny, don’t worry, you can still have fun and laugh. Practice laughter yoga or join laugh therapy groups.

Don’t laugh at inappropriate times like when someone says something hurtful to someone else, when someone is being bullied, when someone is crying or at funerals.

Laughing should occur in our everyday lives. Whenever I laugh, I feel relieved and relaxed. My friends are definitely what makes me laugh the most. Give it a try! It feels great!

What makes you laugh? Share it in the comment section below!

More About Me

Hi everyone!

I realized that I haven’t introduced myself very properly. So here’s more about me:

My name is Aadhya. I turned 11 last Friday, Nov 20th (my B-day). So, I thought I would write more about me in this post. I love camping, cooking, dancing, swimming, origami, coding, hanging out with my friends, and trying new activities! I love dogs, cats, and pigs (yeah, I just said pigs). I am a 6th grade student at Walnut Road Elementary in British Columbia, Canada. My favourite subject in school is science (LOL).

I am also in an organization for girls called Girl Guides of Canada. Through Girl Guides, I have had many great experiences. Every year, we go camping at least four-five times! We mainly learn survival skills and how to help the community through various service projects.

In my free time, I work on my small fundraising project to support some charity organizations. I make and sell handmade greeting cards and donate the income to Cystic Fibrosis Canada and for literacy causes. I love donating to charity.

I started blogging because I wanted to express myself in some way and share my experiences. It helped me learn more about myself and find things out that I did not know before. For example, I found out that I get soooooooooooo bored when I don’t have someone around me or someone to talk to. 

This not everything about me, there is like soooooooooooo much more about me, but I will write that in another blog.

I hope you enjoyed reading more about me! If you have any questions please write them in the comments!

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” 

– Emily Dickinson

Scrunchie! Scrunchie! Scrunchie!

Hi everyone!

I love wearing scrunchies. They are inexpensive, comfortable and really match any outfit. 

A scrunchie is technically an elastic that is a good friend with your hair! It is made with an elastic ring, covered in loose fabric and of course, thread (LOL!). They come in different sizes and fabrics such as velvet, silk, cotton, etc. Scrunchies started in the 1960’s, but they weren’t that popular until 1987. 

Image Credit: scrunchobsession.cos

There are many reasons why scrunchies are the best:

They don’t damage hair.

First of all, they don’t damage hair. Scrunchies don’t pull out hair, and they don’t kink (kink: keep it the same shape it was when I tie it with an elastic) hair. They don’t, and I repeat, don’t tangle hair. Tangled hair is the main problem with regular elastics, but with scrunchies, say bye-bye to tangled hair. 

Image Credit: scrunchobsession.cos

They are trendy and match with any outfit. 

Scrunchies are available in every colour, print, and fabric. You can match various colours and patterns of scrunchies with your outfit. You can use it for your hair or just wear it around your wrist like a bracelet, sort of. 

They are comfortable.

They do not give headaches, which is a good thing, obviously. They are softer on hair and do not pull hair tight like regular hair ties even when used for hours. 

You can wear scrunchies in really any way. I love scrunchies because they can be worn for any occasion. In my opinion, scrunchies are absolutely the best!!!!

Do you like scrunchies?

Inspirational Quotes

Hi everyone!

With so much going on, I honestly needed some inspiration right now. So I figured, “Why not search for inspirational quotes?” and because of that, I figured, “Why not write a post on inspirational quotes?” I came across a book with quotes written by Maya Angelou. So, here it is. 

Maya Angelou, whose full name was Marguerite Annie Johnson, was an American author, poet, screenwriter, memoirist, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist who did many amazing things in her life. 

Maya Angelou had a tough childhood because of which she stopped talking for about five years at the age of seven ‘til the age of 12. She only talked to her brother when she felt it was needed. Angelou worked very hard to get over her trauma, but eventually she overcame it. 

Maya Angelou wrote 36 books, including the one she was known best for: Her 1969 memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. She even published a few cook books. She became the first, very first, black female cable car conductor in San Francisco, America. Maya Angelou changed the world by doing what she believed in.

Here are some of her quotes I liked:

Reading quotes written by Maya Angelou encouraged me to do my best and do what I believe in. My favourite quotes are definitely the second and third ones.

Which one was your favourite? Do you know any quotes that motivate you?

Homework Should be Banned (In my opinion)

Hi everyone!

I apologize for not posting last week and yesterday. Since school has started, my schedule has been a bit staggered and I have had a lot of homework. So, if you got mad, don’t blame me… blame the homework. Also, I will be posting every two weeks (on Mondays) from now on.

Homework is the evilest (I don’t really think that’s a word) thing a teacher has ever given me. Here is why:

First off, it takes up a lot of your time. I have better things to do, such as:

  • My hobbies
  • Spend time with my parents
  • Write posts (like this one)
  • Do chores (not my favourite)

Second of all, homework can be a real pain, and by pain, I mean it gives me terrible headaches. I also mean it can be horrifyingly hard. Whenever I bring homework, I always get confused and then one side of my brain keeps saying STOP, STOP, STOP, NO, NO, NO. While the other side keeps saying, “It’ll help you” or “You should have finished it in class”. I always want to listen to the first side (obviously).

Thirdly, students are already tired after six hours of school and when you have homework after a long tiring day… it adds unnecessary stress and students have enough of that already. Having stress about friends, tests, and family, then giving them homework with a due date is more stress that isn’t needed (again, I repeat, unnecessary stress).

The stress of completing homework affects the sleep cycle. What I mean is students might be staying up very late or might not be sleeping at all because of stress. This affects students’ health, and performance in school.

Also, it is the number one thing that stops me from doing what I want. If I want to, for example, read, go out somewhere, or even just sit in my room and draw…, it takes up that time and ruins my mood, my day, and my parents’ mood! It even makes me cranky, and when I’m cranky, my parents get cra- you get the point.

In my opinion, homework has so many negative effects on students and adds unnecessary stress. Finally, homework is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. Therefore, homework should be banned, no further discussion.

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