Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Laugh a Little or A lot !!!
“Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”
Laughter is strong medicine for the mind and body. I bet you didn't know that it takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown! Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Just think about the last time you had a really good laugh? If it takes you longer than a few seconds you need to laugh a little more in your life ! Laughter has many benefits to you physical, mental and social health benefits ! It relieves tension that is known to last up to 45 minutes after a good belly laugh !!! Because laughter releases endorphins it promotes a sense of over-all well being and can even help relieve pain.
The physical benefits of laughter can help to boost your immune system, lower your stress hormone cortisol which leads to belly fat, decreases pain and can temporarily relax your muscles. Mentally, laughter makes you forget about your other emotions that you may feel. Even a small smile can boost your mood that can have lasting effects. By reducing stress laughing can keep you alert and focused ready to tackle any task. When in social situations laughter is the one bind to keep people together. It strengthens our relationships with others and it one key component between people's attractiveness. When you smile you portray an image to others that is personable and promotes a physical bond.
Humor is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times. Be spontaneous and get out of your comfort zone ! It's easier to laugh off things that are offensive and rude than to stress out over negative people.
Laughing should be incorporated into your daily life. Here are some ways to laugh just a little bit more !!!
Simply SMILE ! A smile goes a long way. Did you know that by taking the time to just say HI and smile to someone can be the difference between making someone's day better ? Just imagine how many people you pass by and not smile or say hello to... what if you taking the time to say hi and show you care can be the difference in their lives making them feel worth something ?? Think about that next time you are out !
Count all your blessing and be grateful for what you have right now. I can promise you that you will find that you have WAY more than what you need to be happy. Find a way to downsize on the big things and focus on what really makes you happy !
Spend some time with positive and happy people ! If you surround yourself with people who are happy it will be contagious and you will find happiness too !
See the lighter side of life and laugh it off! Nothing is worse than feeling like you are always making a mistake or apologizing for things. Look for humor in bad situations or just remember that at some point we all probably embarrassed ourselves and you reaction to it is what can change your outlook !!
Do a quick little checklist with yourself next time you are feeling stressed out !!
-Is it really worth getting upset over?
- Is it worth upsetting others?
- Is it that important?
- Is it that bad?
- Is the situation irreparable?
-Is it really your problem?
Ponder on this:
Because only man is capable to laugh, that means laughter is the highest point of consciousness, the highest point of understanding, the highest point of evolution.That's why laughter can be called "prayer time"- OSHO
Now got out and laugh a lot and start seeing the lighter side of life !