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5 Big Ways Laughter Makes You A Better Person

Donna Morrison 1
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Everyone’s heard the old adage that laughter is the best medicine, but how? Can laughter really make you better?

Laughing woman in a white sweaterIn this article, we’re going to explore the healing power of laughter and positivity.

1) Laughter Keeps You Positive

Have you ever tried being negative while laughing? It’s nearly impossible! Laughing and keeping a good sense of humor can help you stay positive and positive thinking is the secret power to success, health, and happiness.

By continuously laughing and keeping yourself in a good humor, you’ll have a better time of remaining positive. This is more than a cosmetic positivity, too. You’re not just smiling and laughing on the outside, you’re smiling and laughing on the inside. This helps you truly internalize your positivity and positive thinking, making them stick around much longer.

2) Laughter Improves Your Mood

Laughter keeps you happy. A good sense of humor helps to elevate your mood to new heights, keeping you positive and happy. When you find a way to laugh at most things and keep a good sense of humor about you, you keep yourself in a happy mood more frequently.

When you laugh a lot, it’s harder for you to focus on the negative. Plus, there’s not much room in your happiness for sadness, anger, or stress to wiggle their way in. Laughter also diffuses tension, so if any of those negative emotions do work their way in, you can defuse them before they set in.

3) Laughter Is Contagious

The more you laugh, the more it passes around. Those around you won’t be able to contain themselves with you laughing around. This spreads happiness, making everyone better. The more laughter spreads around, the more elevated the mood of the group in the room is and the better everyone is.

We’ve all heard that misery loves company, but so does joy. The contagious nature of laughter will help keep negativity and misery far away from you. The more jovial in nature you are, the happier you’ll be and the happier you’ll make those around you.

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4) Laughter Keeps Friends Around And Brings More

Everyone loves a person with a good sense of humor. If you keep laughing and keeping the mood light, people are going to want to be around you. Not only will you keep friends around, but you will also attract new friends to join your group. When you make others laugh and come to realize that your senses of humor align, you’ll develop a solid friendship.

Friendship is another valuable key to happiness, health, and success. Humans are social creatures that need to have camaraderie and friendship; we need to feel like we belong somewhere with someone. Laughter can help bring those like minded people to you and boost your camaraderie.

5) Laughter Brings Joy

Laughter brings joy into your life and heart and the lives and hearts of those around you. A good sense of humor and regular laughter can help bring true, rich joy into your life. Your laughter will make you happy as well as those around you. In turn, this brings you even more happiness.

The more you laugh, the happier you’ll be and the lighter your heart will feel. Laughter makes everything better. It has the power to make battling both physical and mental illnesses easier. Keep laughter around and see what joy it can bring you.


Laughter Infographic

In our article about World Laughter Day 2019, we brought you a compilation video of contagious laughter. Here’s another one to help you off on your new laughter journey! Contagious Laughter Compilation 2.

Laughter is the best medicine; it brings joy and happiness, connects people, grows friendships, and heals the soul. Find a way to bring more laughter to your life, share it with others, and keep it around. You’ll be far happier and healthier once you do.

Keep laughter in your life and watch as it improves everything around you.

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  1. Philip Philip

    Great article here and even by reading it I feel so much better. Laughing really is a cure to the minds imagination-stations-nightmare version.

    If you have nothing to laugh at, imagine something funny, and laugh at that. The mind responds what you feed it so feed it well. – Philip.

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