“I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful”

—Bob Hope: American comedian, actor and author

 

The Magic of Laughter

 

Laughter has the power to cure our soul and our bodies. It works like magic, this is why we call it The magic of Laughter.

Why you should laugh more

Researchers have been doing a lot of studies about laughter and its ability to restore and heal the body, and the matter of fact is that laughter really has a lot of good benefits. Indeed, it may be the best medicine around.

Some studies reveal that our brain can’t differentiate between a smile that is fake and one that is natural. Smile has the capacity to alter the distress circuit, as it sends signals to our brains that everything is good. If we are able to hold onto that smile, the brain necessarily has to do something to adapt to this new message–even though is fake, thus liberating hormones.

Laughter releases endorphins from your body which are your “happiness hormones”. Laughter is a natural pain reliever, and it may be a lot more effective than any medicine you could buy.

So, this is not just a spiritual message, is something scientifically proven. Let’s remember that our brain has plasticity and can change.

The trick is this one: we are not talking about an ironic smile, we are aiming for a sincere smile, trying at the beginning with a fake smile until we can laugh out loud with all our body.

I won’t lie, it’s not easy. Yet when we understand the price we are paying for being too serious and bitter, and the consequences on our health, we realize we deserve something better. It requires a commitment with ourselves to take a big step forward.

Laughter reminds us of happier, simpler times and it reminds us that life is not only a journey full of problems and worries but it’s also a fascinating and fun ride. In several ways, laughter helps us to be our best.

Specific Benefits of Laughter

 

Social and relationships

Laughter is not only helpful in lowering stress and boosting your immunity, it also adds happiness to your life, improves your resilience, boosts your mood, eases anxiety and,

  • Promotes bonding
  • Makes relationships stronger
  • Improves cohesiveness and group identity
  • Improves sense of altruism and friendliness
  • Sustains happier marriages

 

Efficiency at work

Businesses that use humor as part of their business plan are able to get better results as compared to businesses that see humor as an annoyance or aggravation. In the future, laughter might be a much needed break. Laughter and humor can help you to:

  • Be more innovative and creative
  • Adapt and deal with changes
  • Solve problems in a better way
  • Become better leaders and managers
  • Discovering new ideas
  • A playful attitude
  • Engage better as a team

 

Psychological and emotional

Increases optimism and belief, which in turn lead to creativity and innovation. When people feel more optimistic and hopeful due to humor, they are able to think and behave positively, also they forget about the negative thoughts.

  • More enthusiasm
  • Raises your vibration, thus improves your mood
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Lower incidence of anxiety, depression and stress
  • Improves sense of optimism, hope and strength
  • Gives you more energy

 

Stress management

Great coping mechanism, thus it is the best stress management tool. Humor helps us look at bad experiences in a different way by supporting us reframe how we feel about something. Lowers emotional, mental and physical pain and soothes pressure.

 

Physical advantages

  • Increases relaxation
  • Improves the circulatory and immune systems
  • Betters oxygen intake
  • Causes the release of endorphins (the body’s natural medicine for pain)
  • Stimulates the lungs and heart
  • Relaxes muscles throughout the body
  • Relieves stomach pain/ease digestion
  • Balances blood pressure

Easy ways to laugh

  • Watch a comedy movie.
  • Look for hilarious shows on TV
  • Look for videos and jokes on internet.
  • Gather with friends

We have created a Pinterest board called The Magic of Laughter where you can see hilarious pins, so you have an easy way to smile.

In short, laughter helps to improve your attitude; also it is a wonderful mood-promoter. Humor can decrease stress and relieve tension and it can boost relaxation. It also helps you sleep better and improve the quality of your life. Laughter also assists to strengthen your relationships and helps you bond with the ones you love.

Without a doubt, laughter is one of the best medicines available today, the best part is that it is natural and free!

Commit and make your life more fun and you’ll see the difference.

The best is yet to come!