Did you know that laughter can actually improve your health? It’s true: laughter is strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Take a read below as we give you 5 reasons why laughter is good for the soul.
1. Strengthens Immune System
When you laugh your immune system and mood are boosted. You may even find that body pain deminises. Frequent laughing protects you from the damaging effects of stress. It is said that nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.
2. Lightens Your Burdens
Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems.
3. Helps Release Anger
A shared laughter helps release anger and helps you to forgive sooner. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment, which can lead to sickness.
4. Enhances Your Relationships
Laughter draws you closer to others, which can have a profound effect on all aspects of your mental and emotional health. There’s a good reason why TV shows use laugh tracks: laughter is contagious. You’re many times more likely to laugh around other people than when you’re alone. And the more laughter you bring into your own life, the happier you and those around you will feel.
5. Laughter Shifts Perspective
When your preception is shifted it allowes you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and diffuse conflict and difficult situations.
As adult life becomes more serious try to laugh more infrequent. By seeking out more opportunities for humor and laughter, you can improve your emotional health, strengthen your relationships, find greater happiness—and even add years to your life.
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