We Can: Use Some Humor Today
“I realize that humor isn’t for everyone. It’s only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life and feel alive.” – Anne Wilson Schaef
(card created by the continuously amazing, and funny Shannon Martin)
If, like many, you are simply ready to exhale, take a huge breath and let it go! During the exhale, think of the thing that ALWAYS gets you laughing. I’ll bet you can’t complete the exhale without ending in laughter.
I bet you feel better right now!
In fact, there are scientific studies of the health benefits of laughter. Based on a NYT article, “…Sophie Scott, a neuroscientist at University College London, said that laughter has also been shown to reduce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline and increases the body’s uptake of the feel-good endorphins.
There also appear to be cognitive benefits. Watching a funny video was tied to improvements in short-term memory in older adults and increased their capacity to learn, research conducted by Dr. Gurinder Singh Bains of Loma Linda University found.
Perhaps most relevant today, possessing a sense of humor also helps people remain resilient in the face of adverse circumstances, said George Bonanno, a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University.”
In case you need some help in thinking of something to get you laughing, we offer a thought experiment…
What comedy style below makes you laugh out loud? (extra credit for answering #10)
Bet you’re laughing right now thinking about your answer(s).
Our job is done here…. No foolin’!
Now, let’s pay it forward!