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Tips to Add Healthy Laughter and Joy to Your Life

By OneShare Health on 11:00 AM on March 22, 2021

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Did you know laughing is healthy? Find basic health tips for joyful living here.

How many knock-knock jokes have you heard in your lifetime? If you flipped through your high school yearbook, would you be able to pinpoint the Class Clown? How high is your match rating for the comedy genre on Netflix? Folks, there’s a reason so many of us prefer mirth to misery: it makes us feel better, body, mind, and soul. And best of all, laughter is a priceless medicine that is fun, free, and easy to use.

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Recently, we dished out some tips for healthy living, and one of those tips was to incorporate at least 10-15 minutes of laughter into your day! According to HelpGuide.org, “Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.” So, how can we inject more laughter into our lives?

Take a minute to review 5 physical, spiritual, and mental health tips to encourage more glee, giggles, and guffaws into your everyday life:

Set aside special times for humor; don’t go even one day without laughing! Even if this means seeking out or organizing your own laughter therapy group (they do exist!), scheduling time to laugh throughout your day (like you would to nap or exercise) will help you maintain a positive attitude. Watch a funny movie, TV show, or YouTube video; strike up a conversation with a funny friend or family member; share a good joke or a funny story; play with a pet; or goof around with children, the list goes on! Finding time to do at least one of these activities every day will do wonders for your mental wellbeing.Mental Health Tips for Joy | Add Some Laughter to Your Life With These Basic Health Tips

 

Manage distressing times with laughter. You can – and should – use laughter to unite your loved ones during difficult times. Even when the situation seems too delicate to crack a joke or a smile, a painful situation can be remedied with some light-hearted interactions. Reminiscing by yourself or with others about funny things that happened recently or in the past is a surefire way to evoke mirth. And if you don’t feel comfortable getting a group of people laughing, start off making just one person smile and you might cause a ripple effect!Mental Health Tips for Joy | Add Some Laughter to Your Life With These Basic Health Tips

 

Distance yourself from negative influences, like social media. There’s no denying it: some of us are intimately tied to our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts. But the sad truth is, social media doesn’t discriminate between good and bad news, and if you’re already in a fragile state, you risk compounding the situation by exposing yourself to negative media. So, be kind to yourself and limit your social media intake for the day – you could even delete the app for good!Christian Health Care Sharing | Add Some Laughter to Your Life With These Basic Health Tips

 

Ask “What’s funny?” If you’re an introvert, the thought of jumping into someone else’s conversations without an invitation can be pretty daunting; but you’d be surprised how willing people are to share with you what it is that’s making them L-O-L! The next time you’re out with a group of friends, pay attention to who’s laughing and simply ask, “What’s funny?” so you can share in their humor!Christian Health Care Sharing | Add Some Laughter to Your Life With These Basic Health Tips

 

Smile and laugh at yourself, even when you really don’t want to. Smiling is a precursor to laughter, after all. So, when you’re feeling especially blue, fake a smile or recall a favorite memory until you start feeling genuinely happy. You can even stand in front of the mirror to watch the change take effect! Life is just too short to be taking yourself too seriously, wouldn’t you agree?Christian Health Care Sharing | Add Some Laughter to Your Life With These Basic Health Tips

We love getting health advice from our valued Members, so if you have any you’d like to contribute when it comes to incorporating laughter into our lives, leave us a comment below!

We all need a lift sometimes, take advantage of our Behavioral Health services.

To help ensure your positive mental health and stress management, we have the IBH Behavioral Health / Member Assistance Program (MAP) available to Members of the Catastrophic, Classic, and Complete Programs.

The MAP provides innovative, technology-based tools for behavioral and mental health through the following resources and much more:

  • Confidential Counseling:
    • Up to four (4) face-to-face, video, or telephonic counseling sessions for relationship and family issues, stress, anxiety, and other common challenges.
  • 24-Hour Crisis Help:
    • Toll-free access for you or a family member experiencing a crisis.

Learn more about the MAP by contacting Member Support—we’re standing by to answer your questions! And, if prayer is all you need to lift your spirits, feel free to give our Prayer Line a call at 877-293-7481 or submit a prayer request!

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Hebrews 13:16 (ESV)
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