As I am sure each of us has been, I have been through some rough periods in my life. Most every day I do something silly and if I didn’t laugh about it I most likely would be a basket case!
If you’re interested in enhancing your health, brain, social life, and mood, try laughing more.
Having a good sense of humor is beneficial to multiple aspects of your life. A well-developed sense of humor has incredible benefits. Laughing and smiling aren’t frivolous activities. So, let go of being so serious and learn why humor is so important.
A sense of humor has many advantages:
1. Strengthen your health.
The more you laugh, the less frequently you’ll be sick. Studies have shown that laughing strengthens the immune system. It also lowers your blood pressure, which is great for your heart and brain. It’s possible that laughter can lower your medical expenses.
2. A sense of humor is attractive in both our personal and business relationships.
Who doesn’t like to laugh? We’re instinctively drawn to people that laugh easily. Everyone likes to have a good time and release their stress. If you’re fun to be with and you know how to make others laugh, you’ll find yourself surrounded by others who also have a good sense of humor.
3. Reduce stress.
Daily life is stressful. There are many ways to relieve stress, but few feel as good as laughing. With a good sense of humor, it’s easy to find reasons to laugh about life. A good laugh will allow you to forget about your challenges for a little while.
4. Uplift your mood.
It feels good to laugh, and the good feelings can last for hours afterwards. Humor can redirect your focus from the negative happenings in your life to something more enjoyable.
5. Enhance your social life.
Whether you’re trying to find new friends or trying to find the man or woman of your dreams, or even enhance a business relationship or relationship with a doctor or other professional a sense of humor is critical. Consider the most popular people you know. Are they upbeat and do they smile easily? Or do they lack a sense of humor?
6. Benefit others.
Your mood, words, and actions affect those around you. When you’re in a bad mood, it negatively impacts others. Your smiling, happy face and mood are uplifting and brighten the moods of those around you.
7. Strengthen your relationships.
Is it possible to have a relationship that wouldn’t benefit from your sense of humor? Laughing together brings you closer together. You’ll find that your relationships with your neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers benefit from your ability to laugh and appreciate the lighter side of life.
8. Increase your intelligence.
At the very least, you’ll learn more easily. A study demonstrated that laughing stimulates the learning centers of the brain. Stimulating those areas on a regular basis is believed to enhance the ability to learn new information. Laughing might help you get a scholarship to Harvard.
Laughing is good for you.
Your sense of humor impacts your health, mood, social life, and those around you. They say that, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Now you have a better idea why that statement is true. Find the humor in life and keep your mood light. There are no benefits to expecting the worst and experiencing negative moods.
Spend time with others who enjoy laughing. Make it a point to enjoy funny movies or watch your favorite comedians. Your laughter helps you and those around you. Feel free to laugh more.
Are you someone who laughs a lot? Do you do anything to help you laugh more? I took an improve class a few years ago and it really helped me in so many ways. What have you done or do you plan to do to help you be more light hearted and laugh more? I would love to know.