Laughter is one of the purest and most enjoyable forms of communication we have, and even when life might not be always funny, we should always try to find a moment to laugh, either by ourselves or with our friends and family. It is said that children laugh 200 times a day, and adults do it less than 30 times a day. Therefore, if we aren’t getting enough laughs, we should think about why this is happening, and try to do it more often, as there are many great benefits that come from laughing.
- We become healthier. As many studies have shown, laughing is one of the best ways to stay healthy, and humor and joy should become a priority in our lives. When we laugh, we are lowering our blood pressure, getting rid of stress hormones, increasing muscle tension, and increasing the circulation of antibodies in our bloodstream.
- We remain positive. When we laugh often, we are keeping our problems at bay, and it reminds us that our situation might not be as bad as we may be used to thinking. So, when we laugh, we create positive emotions, which encourage us to stay motivated and helps us cope with any problem we might be facing.
- We connect with one another. Sharing the joy with our loved ones is one of life’s most precious gifts, and when we laugh together, we make those relationships stronger and more valuable to us. Whether it is at home, at school, at work, or anywhere else, laughing happens spontaneously, it catches us by surprise, and it makes these moments truly memorable and enrichening.
- We keep things in perspective. More often than we think we might end up taking ourselves too seriously, whether it is because of the stress or pressure of our daily routine. Laughing can make us keep things in perspective, without taking ourselves too seriously, and reminding us that life is about enjoying every moment as much as we can, regardless of the circumstances.
“The sound of laughter
is like the vaulted dome
of a temple of happiness. “