a quick reminder to laugh more

a quick reminder to laugh more

“We don’t laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh.”

― William James

Laughing regularly can do wonders for our health, our creativity, our productivity, and our overall success. 

The good old adage, “Laughter is the best medicine,” is indeed true. A good sense of humor and the ability to laugh can be beneficial for your health physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.

Laughter improves relationships and unites people — it draws them together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. It boosts our immune system, improves our mood, diminishes pain and discomfort, and protects us from the damaging effects of stress. 

In my opinion and many scientific studies back this truth, nothing works faster and more effectively and reliably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor brings with it an incredible power to heal and renew. It lightens our burdens, inspires hope and optimism, connects us to others in meaningful ways, and improves our focus and concentration. It also helps us release anger, resentment, and any other negative emotions and thus forgive and forget sooner. Best of all, this priceless, potent medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

The sad truth is that as we grow old, we gradually distance ourselves from laughter. As per one study, the average four-year old laughs three hundred times a day while the average adult laughs about fifteen times a day. With seemingly endless commitments, obligations, stresses, and activities that fill up our calendars, we adults easily forget how to laugh. That’s genuinely sad, isn’t it?

We must bring laughter back in our lives. It has been proven that daily laughter can help us find greater happiness—and even add years to our life. By seeking out more opportunities for humor and laughter, we can raise our vibrations, elevate our energy levels and catapult our creativity. According to some sources, actor and comedian Steve Martin laughs for five minutes in front of the mirror every morning. This helps him get his creative juices flowing and start his day on a high note. We all can incorporate a similar daily discipline to add a little laughter every day in our lives to enhance our well-being, our work performance and our relationships.

Laughing a little goes a long way. And it works much better than any medicine available out there in the market. So, why not take the easy route and give it a try?