Laughter is the best medicine. It is better than cough syrup, Advil, or the chicken soup that your mother said would alleviate your flu. Laughter does not use traditional medicinal ingredients bottled in capsule form but it is easy to swallow. So why exactly is it the best medicine?
We genuinely laugh when we are happy. The laugh is accompanied by a smile and sometimes even a wink. Being happy is generally preferred to feeling sad and fearful. Although anger may feel like a good release in the moment, its consequences are often negative.
Laughter lets one brush away the bad moments like a broom that brushes debris off the floor and into the wastebasket. Rid yourself of the emotional debris that may be weighing heavily on your mind. Heavy thoughts create stress which can appear in the form of stiff muscles in many areas of your body.
Back pain and leg pain are conditions that often result from stiff or sore muscles. Laughter actually stretches the body, loosening the muscles. A hearty laugh can be a workout for the stomach. Have you ever giggled so hard and for so long that your abdominal muscles actually hurt? Your facial muscles also get a good workout.
Laughter does not require consuming a certain amount of pills each day. It can occur naturally when you hear a funny joke or see a comical video on television. Laughter is a form of stress management.
Also, when you laugh you breathe in large amounts of oxygen. Oxygen increases circulation as well as mental clarity. These benefits may explain the growing popularity of oxygen bars.
Laughter also connects you to others as you join together for a joyful moment. The feeling of attachment leaves you feeling less alone and more positive.
You are more likely to feel motivated and pursue goals than lie on the couch. Physical movement stretches muscles that otherwise would not be worked and become tense.
A good laugh encourages you to be in the moment, rather than concentrate on your past failures. When giggling, you are positive and concentrate on being happy and living in the moment.
Try not to take yourself too seriously. When you make a small error, laugh at yourself. Remember that no one is perfect. Not taking yourself too seriously shows confidence and the ability to put mistakes into perspective. Was that error really the end of the world? Likely not.
Laugh with others rather than at them. Giggling at someone else’s expense is wrong. Whether laughing at ourselves or with one another, laughter really is the best medicine.
Love this! Love laughing <3
The sound of laughter is great too! Hope you have some great belly laughs this weekend :)
Thank you!!! You, too :)
Hi Christy ,
very important post. I love laugh, and people are generally too serious about life. I love Charlie Chaplin movies,they are great reason for laugh
I agree 100%
Absolutely love this post and the message behind it. It’s such a simple message – just laugh! & its so easy to do… X
There’s nothing like a good laugh, one that makes your back hurt, that make one cry tears of joy, one you need tissue for nose blowing and perhaps even a happy helping hand to help you up from the floor! Release those endorphins!
Laughing is the best thing we can do. Instead of stressing out too much if we do something wrong, laugh. Like you said no one is perfect. Great post as usual 🤗
Laughter is truly the best medicine and l feel it’s effects every single day 😄. I’m literally always laughing, thank you for this post – it’s given me a good enough reason to laugh away 🙌😊💕
I love this post, I have also heard a good laugh and a good sleep are the best cures for anything and longevity as well !
Your posts are always thought provoking :) Love them!
Right on point! :)
What a great post, Christy! Laughter really is the best medicine. Funny, I find myself laughing at myself many times during the day. :)
I love the image of you, Christy; indeed I almost laughed at you laughing.. Ha haaaa!
This is great! I loved reading it!
Terrific post, Christy. I feel so free and alive when I laugh. My body expands and I’m able to release any negative feelings I might be holding. Perhaps someday, we’ll have a good laugh together in person :) I would love that ❤
I’d love to meet one day too, Tina – and I KNOW we’d laugh and smile so much if/when it happened :) <3
<3 and more <3
Super post, thanks!
I never thought about the physiological effects of laughter before Christy. Thanks for sharing. Oh, I love the picture. You look so happy and carefree.
Such a lovely post and yess, a warm smile is the universal language of kindness, it’s the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart !
Laughter…great post Christy. I love the laughter that comes through friendships and sharing understandings. Between my shifts of hearing so much heartbreak, I watch funny clips. I spurted coffee all over my laptop as I laughed out loud the other day. xXx <3
I agree, Christy. Laughter is good for the soul, the mind, the body, relationships … well, nearly everything really. Lovely post.
Laughter is a powerful tool, and a good one. It makes life better.
Here’s to a day filled with some yucks–
Hi Christy! Thank you so much for spreading light and love to the world. It feels so good to read posts of like-minded people. We are all connected and laughter is one of the best ways to show that.
Laughter is a release, and its energy only expands. I like how you compared that release with that of anger and the differences between them.
Love your post!
Laughter really is the best medicine. It makes life more enjoyable. I have also noticed that that I’m much happier when I’m laughing and smiling more.
Lol, I totally agree with you. There’s nothing I love more than laughing with people I love. I’ve been on like a mental cleanse lately and I’m trying to better myself mentally. I’ve been in search of a lot of blogs that embody similar natures. I wrote a recent blog post that I am incredibly proud of that really relates to hope and happiness, and I’d love for you to read it. 🙂 xx -A
Laughter gives your mind, body and soul what it craves…
Hugs from Alberta
I love this and totally agree – laughter is very underrated! If only we could all channel our inner child more often, see the lighter side and laugh more often :)
Laughing and irony are my secret to cope with life😉😀
Definitely a real tonic for life.
I was just told today that I have an awesome laugh which of course made me laugh all the harder! I LOVE to laugh and lately I have been doing that a lot! Laughter is such a huge benefit for health all the way around …. I also told a small story today to which much laughter was a result to those who listened. I said that I get such a kick out of myself that I laugh at me when I do dumb things or silly things. The way I said it made everyone laugh!! OH YES!! Laughter is contagious! Beautiful post, Christy! Thank you! (((HUGS))) Amy 😂
I actually laughed out loud. Great post, Christy. Happy Friday. :-D
It’s the best medicine,dear Christy.Broad smiles ~ happy weekend,my friend :)
Brilliant reasons to laugh and be happy 😀
Great post, Christy! It helps me to figure out what tv shows make me laugh. Grace and Frankie cracked me up! I think the need for laughter is why there are so many great sit-coms and comedians who do what they do despite it being a hard way to make a living. Unless maybe they’ve made it Big Time. Sometimes memes are hysterical and I think that’s why they are so popular on social media – we need the feel-good chemical release to deal with the heaviness of life. Laughter is powerful medicine!
Great post, Christy. When I was younger, I had a core group of friends and our motto was, “Just laugh!” We even had t-shirts made. Silly times, but fun, too. :) Laughter really is the best medicine. xoxo
love this! so true, love a good laugh 🙌🏻
I agree 100% with your comments in this post. Laughter is, after all, the best medicine.
Love this! Yes…laughter and good health and stretched muscles are so fun and wonderful! Have you ever heard of laughter yoga? I have only witnessed it once or twice, but it is so fun! You basically “fake laugh” and the other person copies you, and vice versa until you both are laughing. It’s a little quirky to try at first but ten it’s so fun! :D
I hope you’ve had a great week, you phenomenal woman, you! Love your posts and love all that you do. Sending hugs your way! xo
Loved this post. Laughter is contagious too…if you start laughing and get ‘out of control’ …the people you are with can’t control themselves and also start laughing. This also lengthens the amount of time that the laughter continues. Also have you ever noticed, everyone has a ‘unique’ laugh…that sets them apart from others. e.g. I know Christy and her laugh as you would expect ‘comes from the gut, is very loud, and brightens up any room she is in’.
Fab post, Christy! I have shared this link on my PainPalsBlog regular feature Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You! Claire x
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Great post! Thank you for sharing. 😊
Laughing is a highlight of life :D Appreciate all of the “likes”~!
Awesome post ❤️
So cute!! Love this!!
Thanks for sharing
Great reminder! I love laughing 👌🏾 I have an embarrassing laughter when I really get going, but I’ve learnt to laugh as hard as I can no regrets! 😏🤣
I can not agree more about this 🙌🏻😍
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