How many times have you heard of the saying, “laughter is the best medicine?”
Well, there’s a lot of truth to it— in fact, few things are more beneficial to a person’s overall well-being and health than laughter.
For one, it boosts your immune system, releasing T-cells to suppress stress-inducing chemicals. Laughter also creates strong bonds with others. Did you know that if two people are laughing together, they’ll feel more emotionally connected?
It’s true! The power of laughter will greatly increase your chances of connecting with influential people, who in turn can help you on your path to success.
Making people laugh also helps them retain information better—they often remember funny things more than anything else. Just think about a teacher in your past who used comedy in their lessons… I’m sure you learned more from that person than any other teacher! At the very least, you probably looked forward to attending that class.
When you include humor, jokes and comics in conversations, talks and presentations, the laughter that ensues accomplishes three important things:
- It lets people know that they’re going to have fun.
- It helps people bond and connect with you.
- It helps them remember what you are teaching them.
Regardless of your situation, always remember that laughter is a healthy and powerful way to help open the doors to your overall happiness and success.
It’s no mystery that laughter is beneficial to our well-being. A good sense of humor is not only an indicator of good mental health, but physical health, too.
Laughing at yourself improves your confidence and performance, which makes it a truly invaluable trait. It keeps minor setbacks from dragging you down.
By laughing something off rather than letting it fester in your mind, you can move on much quicker and avoid letting a small problem become a major one.
EFT is a valuable resource to help you harness the power of laughter, eliminate negative emotions, increase your self-confidence, and develop a winning mindset.
So, with the intention of having you laugh right now, here is a good joke:
A boy with a monkey on his shoulder was walking down the road when he passed a policeman who said, “Now, now young lady, I think you had better take that monkey to the zoo.”
The next day, the boy was walking down the road with the monkey on his shoulder again, when he passed the same policeman. The policeman said, “Hey there, I thought I told you to take that money to the zoo!”
The boy answered, “I did! Today I’m taking him to the movies.”
Excerpted from an email by Jack Canfield