We all love to laugh! That’s because laughing produces positive physiological (body) effects such as reducing muscle tension, increasing the flow of oxygen to the blood, exercising the heart, and producing endorphins (naturally produced body chemicals that decrease pain and increase a sense of well-being and euphoria).
Research shows that those who have the ability to see the funny side of life are more cheerful and have a higher self-esteem. They’re also more likely to create supportive social relationships (these positive relationships that help us deal with stressful situations). So go see a favourite stand-up comedian, download a funny movie, read a laugh-out-loud book. Give yourself the best possible chance to find something funny, better still share it with others and you can’t help but feel better!