Go ahead. Try it right now. Even better if you are looking in the mirror or practicing with a friend.
Put Yours Hands On YOUR HIPS.
And do a great big belly laugh, as hard as you can.
I have a young client who had a long rode back to happy after a serious bout with anxiety and PTSD. I told him I would know he was back when I saw him Belly Laugh.
The first time I suggested it, he just looked at me, shook his head and said, NO Way!
Recently his mom told me she had caught him in a spontaneous belly laugh at home. Yeah!
Even the Helen Gurly Brown method works: Fake it til you make it! Nothing to Laugh about? Just do it anyway. You will crack yourself up.
Trust me on this one. I am an expert on goofy. 🙂