Maybe you don’t feel like laughing at the moment.
I say: now more than ever!
“If I had no sense of humour, I would have committed suicide long ago.”
Humour and the laughter that comes with it relaxes on all levels – mentally, physically and emotionally.
Humour helps us to gain distance and to generate a more relaxed attitude – towards ourselves, a situation or others.
And it is precisely this serenity that we need in deadlocked situations in order to be able to recognise or generate solutions. In this way, humour promotes our mental agility – the ability to see situations from different perspectives – in a playful and enjoyable way.
Not taking ourselves so seriously also promotes empathy and gentleness – also towards other people. Plus it increases our tolerance towards mistakes and thus our courage, as we are less afraid of “making fools of ourselves”.
Laughter itself improves lung function, provides the brain with an oxygen shower, relaxes the muscles and massages the internal organs. The immune defence increases, stress hormones are reduced and happiness hormones are released. So if you laugh regularly, you are doing a lot for your health.
And the best thing about it: laughter is contagious! So if you go through life with a sense of humour, you are automatically doing something good.
What makes you laugh?
When was the last time you laughed at yourself?
Never be “too grown up” to laugh at yourself!
Spread the laugh!
PS: The mask can’t stop us! Genuine laughter has sound and finds expression in our eyes!