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Is The World’s Best Medicine In Your Life?

Anokhi DIY Culture & Lifestyle Oct 13, 2014

Laughter: A Must For Your Emotional Health

With busy work schedules and personal obligations, I sometimes wonder why people don’t just take the time to laugh once in a while. It is easy to get caught up with stress, and worry when there always seems to be some issue or problem to deal with. Yet, nothing is easier and beneficial than laughter! Humour lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and can even strengthen your immune system! The ability to laugh should not be underestimated and is a must for your emotional health.

Here are a few ways to get as much laughter out of life as possible.

Surround Yourself With Those Who Know How To Laugh About Anything

Seek out the comedians in your life. Plan more get-together's with friends who know how to make you laugh. Move towards laughter when you hear others joking around; usually, people are happy to share something funny because it gives them an opportunity to laugh again. Pay attention to children and emulate them; they are the experts on playing and taking life lightly.

Learn To Find Humour In Perceived Routine Things

Surround yourself with reminders to lighten up. Keep a toy on your desk or in your car, a funny poster in your office, or set a humorous screen saver. Frame photos of you and loved ones having fun, and put them in your workspaces.

Smile More

Since laughter is contagious, those in laugh therapy find it’s possible to laugh without actually experiencing a funny event. This phenomenon works a lot like smiling; when we look at someone smiling, our automatic response is a smile- the same holds true for laughter. Put on funny movies, go to a comedy club, host a game night with friends; or just smile for no reason. These things can put you in a better mood.

Learn To Laugh At Yourself

When you encounter a tough or stressful situation, attempt to laugh rather than bemoan it; look for the irony and absurdity of life, rather than letting stress get to you. And, don’t forget to laugh at yourself! The funniest people are able to be vulnerable; it is this trait that breaks down walls and draws others to you. Share your embarrassing moments, make a joke at your own expense, and show the world that you know how to lighten up.
 
What are your pick-me-ups? Leave a comment below!

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Yvonne Sinniah

Yvonne Sinniah

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Yvonne Sinniah is a Relations Advisor focusing on helping individuals achieve success in personal and professional environments.  She is on a mission to meet a need in today’s society where developing and sustaining meaningful relationships while on a journey to fulfill career and life ...

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