Life is serious and work is, well, business, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t laugh along the way. Laughter might just be the most contagious of all emotional experiences. Laughter isn’t usually a voluntary reaction, but your involuntary reaction to something humorous. Believe it or not, laughter has many health benefits too, including relieving tension and anxiety, boosting your mood, aiding your immune system and increasing circulation. Also, a good ole belly laugh just feels good!
Here is a list of benefits as to why laughter may be productivity’s best medicine:
𝐑𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐈𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲
The scientific side of laughter is that when you laugh, muscles contract which increases blood flow, sending more oxygen to your cells. An additional natural side of this is that endorphins are released helping you feel more relaxed. And forgo the daily booster shot at your local smoothie bar. Instead, laugh more! The power of positive thinking – that’s what this is.
Resilience means staying the course amid negative outcomes. Negativity, failure, and depressing occurrences all enter our lives. Yet, it’s how we deal with this side of our emotion that provides balance to our lives. The idea of laughing at mistakes helps us develop resilience and the capacity to forge ahead. And, the more you laugh, the more resilience you develop.
Ugh! Who needs depression in their life? There are two takes to this one. Dictate what you wish from life, or let life guide your emotions. I prefer the former where laughter develops a happy pattern that helps you see your own situation rather than allowing yourself to feel victim to it. The brain releases active agents that improve your mood.
𝐀 𝐂𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧
This is another mood swing element. Laughter cannot eliminate pain, but it can reduce how much you may be bothered by it. Laughter is a coping mechanism. It helps to lessen your discomfort.
As always, stay hydrated & hope you LOL today! 😆