Laughter is the best medicine. According to many studies, laughter has the following health benefits:
- Reduces blood pressure.
- Strengthens your immune system.
- Improves your breathing.
- Increases your energy.
When life is not cooperating and your day is not going well, find something that will make you laugh. It will act like a salve, reversing the damage to your health bad days wreak on your body.
Clarity of thought is critical to problem solving. Stress and negative events act like brakes on your ability to solve problems. They shut down your prefrontal cortex (executive decision-making part of the brain) and the primitive parts of your brain take over. Laughter is like a mental re-set button. It clears away the stress and negativity brought on by those bad days, awakening the executive decision-making part of your brain, enabling you to think with a clearer mind.