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How to De-Stress with Laughter?

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Babies-Laugh-Facebook-status-updates“The belly laugh is the best way to evacuate anguish.”~Jean Vanier

Who doesnt have problems? Anyone?? Look around you, look at everyone around you and notice. Each and everyone of us has some problem or issue with which we are dealing with everyday. Sometimes, its a small problem and sometimes its a massive problem. But its there. Noone can deny it. I have my own share too. We try to deal with these problems as best we can, but they can and they do get to us. More often these problems cause so much stress, it starts showing up on your physical being in the form of hypertension, acidity, breathing problems, snoring, sleeplessness..the list is endless. Looking for the solution in pills and with doctors is not always a necessity. OK Pills help, but temporarily. When another stressful situation comes along another pill and then another and then another. The dependency on those little pills can become another massive issue.

There ain’t much fun in medicine, but there’s a heck of a lot of medicine in fun.

What if there was a way to de-stress which didnt require pills? What if there was a way to de-stress and make yourself happy while you did it? How much fun that would be..right!

Well, is exactly that. Its the Medicine for your heart and soul which inturn keeps your physical body happy too. Amazing isnt it?! It is natures very own magic pill, but so much bigger and so much better. And ever so contagious.

For me Laughter is one of my all-time favorite stress management strategies because it’s free, convenient, and beneficial in so many ways.

What kind of laughter am I talking about? The belly kind..oh yes, the kind that when you start, you cant stop. The kind that makes your beautiful cheeks hurt and the kind that makes tears of joy flow through your gorgeous eyes.

How to De-Stress with Laughter?

You can infuse more laughter in your life and de-stress, just like I have with the following acts:

  • Comic T.V. and Movies: So many wonderful storytellers, such wonderful actors and great directors make watching comedies truly a happy happy experience. There’s no shortage of laughter from the entertainment, both at the theater and in the aisles of the video stores, as well as at home with T.V. comedies. While wasting your time watching something marginally funny may actually frustrate you, watching truly hilarious movies and shows is an easy way to get laughter into your life whenever you need it. My personal favorite sitcoms are – 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, How I met Your Mother among many others.
  • Laugh Dates With Family and Friends: Going to a movie or comedy club with family and friends is a great way to get more laughter in your life. The contagious effects of laughter may mean you’ll laugh more than you otherwise would have during the show, plus you’ll have jokes to reference at later times. Having friends over for a get together or game night is also a great setup for laughter and other good happy feelings.
  • Humor yourself: Why complain about life’s frustrations, try to laugh about them. If something is so frustrating or depressing it’s ridiculous, realize that you could look back on it and laugh. Think of how it will sound as a story you could tell your friends, and then see if you can laugh about it now. With an attitude of this kind, you may also find yourself being more lighthearted and silly, giving yourself and those around you more to laugh about. Approaching life in a more mirthful way will make you less stressed about negative events, and you’ll achieve the health benefits of laughter.
  • Have Fun: With life’s stresses we tend to forget to have fun. Have fun while you enjoy an ice cream cone with your kids or yourself. Have fun at work by sharing a joke with colleagues. Have fun at home with your partner by playing fun games that make you laugh like crazy. Just let go, and see how much fun you can have. Laughter will just be the best companion if you’re having fun.

There are many other ways to infuse your life with laughter. You know yourself better, figure out ways to laugh. Laugh out loud! There is no better feeling and no better medicine.

May your life be full of laughter and may those little pills never find you!

Do you have some more tips and tricks to infuse Laughter in our lives? Please share your funnies in the comments ..I look forward to some more laughing :)

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~Zeenat~

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Author: Zeenat Merchant Syal

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

8 thoughts on “How to De-Stress with Laughter?

  1. I love this Zeenat and I love to laugh. I love to watch comedies and I do agree with you that laughter heals and makes you feel good!

  2. …well this advertisement + video just gave me a *Belly Laugh* + *Watery Eyes* from the laughter :-)

  3. Hi Zeenat, I like your term heart medicine. To giggles, fun and laughs! Brad

  4. Hi Zeenat, you are so right! Laughter is the best medicine. lets learn to laugh more heartily from babies, their little pranks and their spontaneous giggling is a natural stress buster. I love the picture you have chosen for this post.

    As children, we always laughed at those who would tell us not to play loud music or not to laugh loudly, triggered by their serious faces! Laugh therapy is becoming quite popular these days, as a part of yoga exercises too.

    Thanks for sharing this Zeenat and make us smile and suggesting ways to have more fun!

  5. SO in love with this, Zeenat! Natural belly laughs are the best thing for de-stressing – I couldn’t agree more!

    Laughter and positive emotions mean lots of serotonin in the brain. We can all do with more of that!

    Razwana

  6. I’m a firm believer in laughter as both de-stresser and healer. Great reminder, Zeenat! Blessings!

  7. Thanks for the reminder Zeenat. I remember reading about the woman who decided to take a certain amount of time every day to laugh. She’d go into her bedroom and just laugh. Everything in her life began to improve really quickly. Amazing.

  8. Zeenat,

    You hit me right in the heart here. I just love to laugh. My favorite television shows (the few I watch) keep me laughing. I share much laughter within my family as well. I believe that if your children learn how to have a sense of humor and enjoy life with laughter life is much better, more positive, and leads to success!

    Thanks for the message.

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