Stress Relief-Need Stress Relief? Try Laughter!

Life can be challenging at times.  And yes, challenges can cause stress.  There are times when our lives feel stress-free and we are at peace. There are other times when stress can come knocking at our door. Stress can come in many forms.  Whatever the stress may be in your life, it is nice to know that there are ways to help diminish the stress or at least distract us from the physical and emotional effects of stress.

One form of stress relief comes in the form of laughter.  You have heard “laughter is the best medicine” Well, in this case, it is.  Laughter can relieve stress.  Happy Day!

There is nothing better than a good laugh.  Laughing feels good and makes us happy. There are proven benefits of laughter. Here are just a few…

How can laughter promote wellness and well-being?

  • Can reduce stress
  • Triggers feel-good endorphins
  • May ease chronic pain
  • Boosts T-Cells
  • Improves Cardiac Health
  • Strengthens abdominal muscles
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Decreases Heart Rate
  • Enhances oxygen levels
  • Stimulates circulation.

Over time laughing can improve your immune system, help reduce pain, increase personal satisfaction, and improve your mood.

According to Very Well Mind, laughter can reduce our stress hormones, provide a physical and emotional release, and give us an internal workout. They go on to say it can be a distraction from our problems, change our perspective, and even elevate our mood.

Ways to Incorporate Laughter in Our Lives

  • Learn to laugh at yourself
  • Spend time with people that make you laugh
  • Play games
  • Listen to funny podcasts
  • Watch a funny movie or sitcom
  • Read a book of jokes
  • Read a comic strip
  • Follow funny links on Social Media.  For example, Facebook has a ton of joke sites you can follow.
  • Go to a Comedy Club

The list of ways to find laughter in your life is endless.  Give laughing a try.  The odds are you are going to feel a lot better after a good laugh.

God Bless You on this Journey