When we get uptight and on edge, our bodies get unhealthy and lack of energy and sleep become a problem.
One of the greatest natural stress relievers is quite simply laughter. It’s the best medicine as it makes us feel better by releasing the pressures of life and restoring our sense of fun and adventure.
Do you remember the last time you had a good hearty laugh? Many people who are stressed just need to restore balance by developing a sense of humor and looking for opportunities to laugh.
You may not be naturally joyful but you can train yourself to laugh as often as possible. I find it easy to laugh when I’m with naturally happy people because they laugh and enjoy themselves everywhere they go. I love talking to my cousin Dennis because he has this amazing deep chuckle when he laughs and it always gets me laughing with him.
Just watching and listening to my grandchildren play helps lift my mood. When they are playing and are so free with their fun you just can’t help but laugh with them. Just because we are no longer children doesn’t mean we are supposed to be solemn and never have any fun. Every healthy adult should keep some of that childlike joy in their lives.
One of the traits of healthy people in their nineties is that they are good-humored and enjoy everyday life. When you laugh and play it brings healing and joy into your life. Remember, laughter is our best medicine.