If you’ve noticed at the end of each one of the posts on SpaFromScratch, we say, “Now go have fun and relax.” Well there’s a reason for that. We want you to be happy, healthy and beautiful. When you laugh, it helps you accomplish all three states of being. Let’s see why.
You can’t be sad when you’re rolling around on the floor laughing
When you are laughing at some hilarious joke or movie, it’s impossible to be sad or unhappy at that moment. The more time you can spend smiling and laughing, the more time you have to be happy. On the other hand, if you spend your time watching the news, particularly the talking heads that tell you how horrible everything is, it can be downright depressing and stressful. It can also be depressing and stressful if you spend too much time with doom and gloom friends or family members. Bad juju for our goddesses.
Hint: When your situation won’t allow you to avoid the doom and gloomers, try and change the conversation. Tell a humorous story that happened to you or tell a joke. There are hundreds of ways to divert an unhappy conversation into at least neutral territory. Everyone will benefit.
The health benefits of laughter
- Reduces stress
- Increases immunity
- Relieves muscle tension
- Moves the mind away from anger, guilt and other negative emotions
- Leads to a more positive outlook
- Leads to positive, healthy relationships
Smile to be beautiful
You can be the most beautiful woman in the world, but if you walk around with a frown on your face, much of that beauty is lost. On the other hand, even a plain face with a genuine smile radiates a beauty that attracts friends and lovers.
Where to find humor?
- TV shows
- Funny friends
- Animal antics – I have a Yorkshire terrier that keeps a smile on my face.
- Join a laughter yoga club – To learn more about this check out http://www.laughteryoga.org/
There’s an old saying. When you laugh the world laughs with you, but when you cry, you cry alone. That’s not entirely true because when you cry, those that love you the most can be deeply affected by your sadness. So you can see how important it is to laugh and giggle till you jiggle and be full of genuine smiles. It’s not just for you, but also for those that love you.
Now go have fun and relax.