Laughter is the best medicine. It really is.
Laughter has many benefits. Here is an article from WebMD that list some of the benefits of laughter:
- Increased blood flow throughout the body.
- Boosted immune system.
- Lowering/regulating blood sugar levels.
- Helps relax the body and increases the likelihood of a more peaceful sleep.
I don't know about you but the last one is a huge benefit to me. I don't sleep enough as it is and I certainly never feel like I can relax. The article suggests watching a comedy of some kind for 30 minutes a day will provide incredible laughter related benefits. So as much as I hate to say it (because I hate television), maybe try watching a 30 minute sitcom. Or kick back and check out a comedy movie or some late night stand-up. Read a funny memoir or a kid's joke book. Go to a comedy club or find local shows in your area for amateur nights. Try to find humor in your day however you can. A little silliness is apparently good for you! I'm off to go catch up on Season 3 of Glee since I haven't been able to watch all season long. Hey, it is a sitcom... at least it is to me. ;)