“A laugh is a smile that bursts.” – American writer, Mary H. Waldrip
Laughter is a core part of our everyday life. It is impossible to worry while laughing. Humor helps us cope, conquer, and carry on. It has been called social glue because it bonds us to the people we laugh with. It strengthens our relationships by triggering positive feelings and fostering emotional connection. Laughter also unites people during difficult times. Incorporating more humor and play into your daily interactions can improve the quality of your relationships as well as your connections with co-workers, family members, and friends. It brings the focus away from negative emotions, making us more cheerful and putting ourselves in a positive frame of mind.
Laughter isn’t just fun and enjoyable, it’s good for our health. It relieves stress, pain, and conflict, lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. It provides a physical and emotional release. Laughter boosts the immune system and decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving our resistance to diseases. Other health benefits of laughter include lowering our blood pressure, increase the oxygen supply level in our blood hence giving us more energy, helps to burns calories , improves the function of blood vessels , increase the endorphin activity in our body resulting in a sense of well being and relaxes the whole body.
Many people find that maintaining a sense of humor is useful for a good quality of life and makes us capable of finding delight, experiencing joy, and releasing tension. The ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. When we laugh we are more socially attractive. People enjoy being with those who laugh easily and often. When we laugh with one another, a positive bond is created which acts as a strong buffer against stress, disagreements, setbacks and disappointment. Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting and also an effective way to heal resentments, indifference and sadness.
A good laugh is not only the result of humor, it is often also the cause. Laughter helps us forget judgments, criticisms, and doubts. Release inhibitions and fear of holding back and holding on should be set aside. Deeply felt emotions are allowed to rise to the surface. Use humor to neutralize conflict in your relationships. Learn to cultivate an atmosphere of humor and laughter in your relationships as happy people laugh a lot together and laughter is considered to be one of the most effective tools to judge the quality of any relationship. The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy. All emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but laughter and play also adds joy, strength, and contentment.
Everyone needs to incorporate humor into their life. It can be infectious and make others smile and feel happier. Hence lets make it our motto “to live better is to laugh more” .