When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? The health benefits of laughter are too numerous to chuckle at. A good gut-buster strengthens the diaphragm and abdominal muscles. stimulates healthy blood flow, lowers serum cortisol (stress hormone) levels, and releases endorphins (euphoric hormones), raising threshold to pain, and boosting your immune system. Humor and laughter are uniquely human. Laughter cultivates a more comfortable social atmosphere, and creates the feeling of over all well. So, lighten up and laugh a little cause life’s to short to be miserable. Here are some tips to heighten your humor:
View life from a different perspective: Keep life interesting. Find, new and different ways of doing things you do every day., or try something you’ve never done before.
Express instead of impress: Impressing is often superficial and vain, while expressing is beneficial to everyone involved
Laugh at yourself: You’ll find this more of an icebreaker, whereas laughing at someone else is an icemaker
Find a funny role model: Read or listen to jokes or comedians you find entertaining. Ask yourself, what makes this person so funny? Hang out with funny friends who make you laugh, and finally… Plan for pleasure and have some fun. You can visit a comedy club, get together with hilarious friends or just sit at home and watch a funny show or movie. Now that’s good medicine
Fake It: as studies have shown positive effects happen whether a smile is real or you fake it and the same goes for laughing. In fact, you’ll still get the health benefits mentioned above even if you fake-laugh.