Children are said to laugh a lot more than adults do: an average baby laughs up to 300-400 times a day compared to an adult laughing only 15-20 times a day. Different things make different people laugh and it also a mechanism every human has. It is part of us (unless of course sadists who hardly find anything funny , if you know one, pray for them) Even babies have the ability to laugh before they can talk. Laughter has proven to be very beneficial to human health as it helps in the reduction of stress hormones and also when laughing, the brain releases some hormones which help to relieve physical pain.
Laughter is one of the best consolations for any sickness, no matter how sick someone is, try to make them laugh, it will really help to ease the depression. It has heen used as therapy by some doctors for years because it is a natural form of medicine which is readily available to anyone and everyone and it has its manifestations on a person’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing. Personally, I love laughing a lot and that is why I love having funny people around me. Some of the emotional benefits of laughing include reducing anxiety or fear, improving overall mood and adding joy to one’s life. Socially, laughing makes you look attractive, strengthens relationships, improves teamwork and reduces conflicts with others.
Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting, it is a powerful way to heal resentments, disagreements and misunderstandings; laughter unites people during difficult times. Humour in relationships allows one to be more spontaneous, forgive judgements, criticisms and doubts and express their true feelings.
There are a few tips to help you guys out there always remember to smile or laugh;
– Count your blessings : consider the good things in your life and be grateful for them.
-Distance yourself from negative and depressing thougts or situations.
-When you hear laughter, move towards it and try to join the fun.
-Spend more time with playful, positive people who only look on the bright side of life (just like I do!) These are the people who easily laugh at themselves and at life’s absurdities.
-Always try to bring humour into conversations with other people.
Laughter is food for the soul, it nourishes the body and keeps the spirit alive. So if you find any reason at all to laugh or smile and be happy, do not hesitate. Just keep laughing.