Do you agree that a day without laughter is a day wasted for good? Well, I strongly believe the power and the many benefits of laughter.
When we smile, chuckle, giggle or guffaw, unknowingly we are reliving ourselves from our stress or forget about our problem for a moment.
The greatest pleasure that one can reward his or her life is pure hearty laughter.
Well, absence makes the heart grow fonder, but laughter can make your life last longer.
A healthy sense of humor is related to being able to laugh at oneself and one’s life.
Laughter can help you feel better about yourself and the world around you. In fact laughter is an integral part of a healthy happy life.
The Benefits Of Humor
Numerous research indicate that humor or laughter can relieve pain, improve your immune system, reduce your stress level, and it can help to extend your live span.
In other words, laughter can heal and renew both physical and emotional health.
“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” – Unknown
Besides being a potent antidote to pain, stress and other physical malaise, laughter or humor can inspire hopes and enhance relationship.
It assists us to connect with others. You can enhance the quality of your relationships with co-workers, family members, and friends, by incorporating more humor and playfulness into your daily interactions.
I’m sure we all know that laughter makes you feel good. This good feeling will remain with you even after the laughter subsides.
Laughter relaxes you and improves your mood, and hearing something funny can ease anxiety.
Humor can help you to keep an optimistic outlook even though you are going through some rough patches in your life.
How To Improve Your Sense Of Humor
Here are six ways to improve your sense of humor:
1. Start smiling. Smiling is the gateway to laughter. Like laughter, a smile is contagious too.
So, start off by smiling at simple pleasures. Other than making you feel good, smiling also makes you attractive.
Naturally people are drawn to people who smile easily. A smile can change your mood and helps you to feel positive.
Smiling in fact is a natural drug. You see when you smile, your body releases endorphins and serotonin.
Endorphins are also known as the body’s natural feel-good chemicals or natural pain killers. They are natural pain reliever.
Serotonin is a hormone that is found naturally in the human brain . It is known as a “happy” hormone, because it influences an overall sense of your well-being.
Serotonin also plays a part in regulating moods, temper anxiety, and relieve depression.
2. Always spend time with fun, playful positive people. These people laugh easily and they can find humor in almost everything in everyday events, even in a bad situation.
They observe the world through the eyes of exaggeration and a silly perspective.
These fun folks don’t take life too seriously. They live in the moment and they even laugh at themselves.
3. Watch comedy shows. They can be movies, TV sitcoms, funny plays or stand-ups at comedy clubs.
Have a good belly laugh, as laughter encourages your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles.
Enjoy the humor and the beneficial effects on your body and mind at the same time.
4. Another great sources of humor is reading cartoon strips and jokes from your daily papers or magazines.
Plus watch endless cartoon shows and use happy words in your conversation.
Similar to exercise, laughter quickens the pulse and stimulates the cardiovascular system.
Laughter is good a physical and emotional release. Laughter distracts your mind away from from anger, guilt, stress and negative emotions.
5. Be a kid again, so to speak. Observe kids and emulate them. They throw caution to the wind and take life lightly.
These boisterous cheerful kids are laughing all the time. Kids laugh at just about anything. Singing aloud and dancing with no embarrassment or reason.
So, feel like a kid again and recharge your life.
6. Tickle laughter. It is said that tickle laughter is the most primal form of laughter. Or should we say the most primate form of laughter?
Chimpanzees and other primates “play-fight,” especially when they were young.
In fact, tickling starts at an early age as parents bond with their child. Babies love being tickled and they react pretty quickly to the stimulus.
Even the mere thought or the threat of being tickled can send you into a fit of laughter.
Remember, a day without laughter is a day wasted. So liven up, start laughing today and live a long and healthy life. Ha…haa…heee….
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