Laughter is a difference-maker in your overall health and well-being. Sure it’s a cliché. But laughter is the best medicine (unless you’ve been prescribed actual medication by your doctor; always follow your doctor’s instructions :-).
The Power of Laughter
Laughter brightens your mood, reducing emotional stress and feelings of depression.
Add More Laughter To Your Life
A great way to add more laughter to your life is by hanging around optimistic, upbeat, cheerful people.
Misery loves company. So, if you’d rather NOT feel blue and miserable, choose to be around people who are inspiring and hopeful.
When to Seek Help
Is there anyone on the planet who is happy 100% of the time? Of course not. We all feel unhappy occasionally. But if you feel unhappy more often than happy, it’s time to find a therapist. Ask if your therapy can include laughter.
You might even consider searching the Internet for laughter therapy and groups near you. It might seem a little strange at first, but people who’ve tried it say it works and is a great way to make friends.
Laugh to Relieve Stress
Laughter is a potent stress reliever. It stimulates the release of endorphins in your brain that make you feel good. It’s even thought to help in produce antibodies that fight disease.
If you want to start feeling better and improve the quality of your life and relationships, laugh!
Find ways to laugh more often. Be cheerful. Make joy a cornerstone of your life. Watch funny videos, listen to hilarious comedians, read jokes, share them, make other people laugh. You don’t have to become a clown. Just make it a habit to laugh and smile more often.
Joy and cheerfulness improve your outlook. People will want to hang out with you more. Notice how laughter changes mood and feelings. While no one can guarantee that laughter will add years to your life, it certainly can’t hurt. So why wouldn’t you choose to laugh more often? After all, what do you have to lose?