When stress takes over, life doesn’t feel fun and you probably can’t remember the last time you laughed. One of the best feelings is a proper belly laugh. It can bring people together and establish amazing connections. Laughter, big or small, can change how people think, feel and behave.
Laughter is good for your health. Here are 7 benefits:
1. Lowers blood pressure
2. Reduces stress hormones
3. Improves cardiac health
4. Boosts your immune system
5. Reduces pain by releasing endorphins
6. Works your abdominal muscles
7. Improves overall health and wellbeing
A study suggests that healthy children may laugh as much as 400 times per day, but adults tend to laugh only 15 times per day. This further reduces when you are stressed and under pressure.
Have you ever laughed about being in your profession?
We’ve all got a funny story to tell...
Take a moment to think about the funniest experience you’ve had in your career.
Trust me, there will be one.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to break confidentiality or kick yourself for being unprofessional!
Try to seek out laughter every day. Whether it’s watching a funny TV programme or listening to a podcast, playing with your children or catching up with friends; when you find yourself feeling more light-hearted, you also give those around you more to laugh about and you’ll find you have a more positive approach to negative or challenging events.