Recall how it feels to be playful, spontaneous, loose and free-spirited. If you forget how to be relaxed and have fun in the moment, observe a puppy, a kitten or a small child. Watch how they know nothing matters and take things lightly. Get a feather and tickle yourself silly. Ask a friend or companion to use the tips of the fingers to remind you how to release tension.
This is not about pondering the last time you laughed. Its not about focusing on a future moment when you imagine you might get around to it. Notice where your mind is when your child wants to play. Are you always focused in the same place, in this moment, or on something else you would rather be doing?Is your mind elsewhere? Snap out of it. Light-heartedness is a core state. Turn attention to how glorious it is to be where you are. Be here now. Lighten up!
Savour the sensations that are available. Balance a fork or ball on your nose. Dance in ways that set your body free, Float along with the wind as you fly a kite or sail along a body of water. Watch sand ooze through the toes at the beach. Bend a spoon with the mind. Play for the sheer joy of it.