Sunday, July 28, 2013

Laughter Really Can Be The Best Medicine

There is a reason that we associate the sound of laughter with happiness. The simple act of laughing has many health and emotional benefits.

The act of laughing reduces stress hormones, boosts immunity, relieves pain and clears the mind.
Even the toughest situations can be seen a little more clearly after a good bout of laughter.

 
 Unfortunately, it is difficult to laugh during the times when we need it the most. The following are a few suggestions on how to find your healing laugh when faced with deep despair:
Having relationship troubles?
Push pause on the romantic movie that will idolize what you think you’ve lost, watch a hilarious comedy or your favorite sitcom instead.

Are experiencing a loss?
Pull out some old photos or mementos that will remind you of happy or silly times you had with your loved one.
Surround yourself with other people who share your pain and share your wonderful memories with each other.
Anytime you are feeling sad or down, find something to laugh about. A deep, hearty belly laugh will work wonders for your stress levels inside and your outlook.

“You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.” – Bill Cosby