Every one loves a good joke. And when you laugh, not only you get a whole slew of scientifically proven benefits, you also create an infectious bout of good vibes to the people around you.
Smiling and laughing are powerful actions. People who tend to appreciate humor usually show more positive thinking and increased self-efficacy. However, it is also important that we don’t mask our true emotions with insincere positive emotions and thoughts. There is a difference between finding the light in a bleak situation, versus trying to cover up real emotions with forced laughter. The trick is to when to exercise optimism, and feel gratitude and appreciation of your current situation.
Making sense of a bad event can be difficult and challenging. And as the Canadian electronic duo, DVBBS, once tweeted, “One of the happiest moments ever, is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” Pessimists will often focus too much on the negative emotions to be able to live their lives in better circumstances. Optimists on the other hand, will often be able to process and empower themselves to look on the bright side of things.
Finding humor in our lives will assist us to cope extraordinarily in trying times. And being able to laugh and find humor in the littlest things in life is a great start. Try it today. Let loose and live life a little. What’s the worst that could happen, really?