I probably don’t have to remind you these are contentious times we’re living in, do I? Yet, the quest for happiness has been around as long as mankind has been in existence. It seems this search to fill that void is never-ending, as attempts are made to acquire that secret something that continues to elude.
Did you know there is a connection between health and humor? If you’re not exercising that funnybone of yours, you may be missing out on getting your recommended daily dose that naturally will elevate your mood, brighten your world, and no doubt make you feel at least a little happier.
Scientific studies indicate that humor and laughter make significant contributions to both physical and mental health conditions:
- A stronger immune system and improved cardiovascular health are big results, for a few smiles!
- Stress hormones are reduced, and tensed muscles relax.
- With less stress, anger and anxiety are reduced, and joy increases.
- A sense of control washes over, and mood becomes more optimistic, with a positive outlook.
- Emotional intelligence increases, and an uninspiring, sad, stressful situation or day may then be transformed…
How humor works, simply:
Humor is an effective coping strategy! Offering a positive means to respond to a crisis, transcending us well beyond the weight of the moment, over the rough spot, into a better place.
Humor (and resulting laughter) come from the essence of our humanness. It is a natural part of who we are! Exercising that funnybone allows us to shift our perspective to a more positive (funnier) viewpoint that is easier to deal with.
Humor and laughter can be a bonding experience for teammates, group participants, even innocent bystanders! A static, uncertain, tension-filled atmosphere is shattered by well-placed, positive humor, becoming a tie that binds us all in our shared moment of humanness.
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