Don’t take yourself too seriously. Find humor in your faults and mistakes.
When you’re feeling tense or down, try putting on a smile or making a funny face. Scientists have found that smiling releases chemicals in the brain that trigger feelings of joy.
Make yourself laugh. Watch a DVD of your favorite sitcom or go to www.youtube.com and search for "funny videos."
Adopt a playful, youthful attitude about life.
Imagine you’re a character in your favorite sitcom and picture how comical your life might seem then.
Look at funny photos of yourself or your family and friends.
It is true. A laugh a day just may keep the doctor away… so say numerous humor and laughter studies. Doctors and other researchers have found evidence that laughter appears to be helpful with pain management, stress reduction, health, and healing. Laughter has even been linked to blood vessel and heart function. Exactly how laughter contributes to good health isn't entirely understood. There is more research to be done, but almost everyone agrees… laughing can’t hurt and it just may help. In fact, there are no known negative side effects to laughter. And the best news of all is that laughing is something we can all do for ourselves and share with others.
Here are some ways to keep laughter in your daily life: