Thursday, 5 February 2015


 Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME    

Laughter is suposedly the best medicine ever. You've probably heard it already. But do you know that it's really proved that laughter influence human's physical, mental and social condition? 

Laughter relaxes your whole body, boosts the immune system, triggers the release of endorphins and protects your heart. It also helps you relax and recharge, and shifts your perspective of seeing the world, allowing you to see situations in a different, more realistic, light; humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed. Moreover, is there anything better than an a contagious giggle that you absolutely can’t control? Yeees, I know you know that feeling :) And if you don't, please, take a look at this video...

Okay, now I'll give you few minutes to calm down ;)
As the scientists confirm, laughing with others is even more powerful that laughing alone and, additionally, it consolidates our relationships by triggering positive feelings and fostering emotional connection. But even alone, don't forget to find reasons to laugh in your everyday life. If you don't know how to do it, here you've got some examples:

(:  read funny pages, comics and books
(:  watch a funny movie or TV show
(:  go to a comedy club
(:  meet with your best friends
(:  share a good joke or a funny story
(:  go to a “laughter yoga” class
(:  do something silly
(:  play with children
(:  look at your pet
(:  watch other people laughing
(:  listen and dance to your favorite song

But remember, you don't have to cure yourself with laughter from the start, which is like Panadol EXTRA; you can start with a simple s m i l e - the milder version of Panadol :) Get up, make you some coffe, pour it into your favorite mug and...start your laughing treatment :)


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