It’s a well known fact that humor helps you heal. It’s even accepted by the scientific community! Having a sense of humor allows us to release tension and emotional charge. It helps the body create more endorphins and dopamine, and less stress hormones. The body resumes a more natural state. The old saying of ‘lighten up’ literally occurs! The body resets itself out of fight or flight. Connecting Laughter, Humor & Good Health
One of the most quoted and talked about examples of this is Norman Cousins. In 1964 he was given 6 months to live. Instead of accepting this prognosis, he began watching funny videos and taking large doses of Vitamin C. According to him this saved his life and he went on to live another 26 years!
Our observation about healing is that it’s essential to have a good sense of humor. Otherwise, we become much too serious about our symptoms and conditions. This adds a lot of stress to an already not optimal situation. It’s not being in denial of what’s happening; it is about allowing ourselves to relax more while we deal with whatever is put before us. This brings more clarity to our situation and actually boosts our immune systems.
So, keep a light heart and laugh more! You may heal things you never knew needed healing! Here’s a few chuckles! Enjoy!
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