You have probably heard the term laughter is the best medicine. It may even be a bit cliché at this point. However, it still holds quite true. If you are feeling down, forcing yourself to smile or laugh can turn your mood around because laughter is good medicine.
Heck, Laughter is Great Medicine!
This can be hard advice to swallow, but here are some tips to help you stay in a great mood.
If you are in need of a pick-me-up, make sure you hang out with people who are upbeat. If you are with other people who are down all the time, it’s going to be difficult for you to get out of your funk.
It is also true that no one can truly be happy 100% of the time. It is just not healthy to always be happy. It is easy to believe a person who says he or she is happy most of the time, but not all the time.
Still, if you are unhappy more than you are happy, it could be time to seek some help. But, part of your therapy could very well be to use laughter.
Laughter is one of the greatest tools we have for controlling our emotions. Even if you cannot live by the tips mentioned above, laughter is contagious and maybe you can rub off on the ones around you.
There Are Clinics That Promote Laughter As Good Medicine.
Believe it or not, there are clinics that promote laughing as part of the group. It entails gathering in a circle and forcibly laughing while the group participates.
Depending on who is running the event, each person may take a turn laughing and then the group joins after the last person completes the exercise. It seems strange to outsiders, but participants are proponents of the methods. They get a good feeling after the sessions, and many say they make great friends in the process.
Who knows, like the idea of a group of people getting together to force each other to laugh isn’t amusing enough already, right? No offense, but even if you are a participant in force laughter, you have to see it as amusing from an outsiders pointof view.
Laughter Has Great Health Benefits
Laughter can help lower stress as well. It releases chemicals in your brain which are responsible for you feeling good. It is even believed to help in producing antibodies which can fight disease. This could be how the phrase, laughter makes the best medicine, came about.
You may feel strange early on when incorporating laughter into your routine. But, even if it is forced, as you do more you’ll get more used to it, and it will stop feeling strange over time.
After laughter as medicine becomes second nature to you, you will have the tools you need to change your mood. After a while, you will find yourself laughing for real rather than forcing it.
It will improve your general outlook on life. People you associate with will also take notice and want to hang out with you more.
Give it a try for a consistent period.
Notice the changes that you experience in your feelings. It is likely you will never go back to the way it was. While no one can guarantee using laughter will make you live longer, it won’t hurt you in any manner. The question is, why wouldn’t you use it if you’ve got nothing to lose?
Using Laughter to Cure Cancer?
The Cancer Treatment Center of America claims that laughter is a great way for cancer patients to alleviate the stress involved with going through cancer treatments. Another great thing that laughter can do for cancer patients is by altering the patients perspective of the healing process and how he or she moves through the cancer process.
According to Memorial Care, research has shown that using laughter activates our bodies “natural killers” in our white blood cells causing them to be stronger at killing cancer cells.
Just Google the term, “Laughter to cure cancer,” and you can find stories about people all over the globe and other research showing the power of laughter as good medicine.
Always Turn to Laughter
Every time life tries to throw me a curve ball, I just always laugh in its face. I don’t do this with disrespect. No, I understand that the universe is trying to teach me something through contrast. Moreover, the laughter allows me to look at the situation through a happier perspective than anger.
You can practice and learn to do this too. Yes, you can!
I have learned through the years that if there is a universal language that the Universe understands, then it has to be our feelings and emotions. See, we can lie to ourselves and even try to lie to the Universe with our thoughts and words.
We cannot lie with our emotions. Our emotions always tell the truth. Even when we smile while holding back tears, the universe is hearing the truth by reading your emotions.
Check out an earlier post about why I choose to be happy and how I can by clicking here.
What Does This Mean?
This means that you can learn to control your emotions and take back control of your life and your circumstances. Once you can live your true self, by not holding back your true emotions, then you will finally be able to start creating the life you truly desire.
Many of us go through life being controlled by our emotions. We do things because they make us feel good and we avoid things that make us feel not-so-good. Can we agree?
So, the secret is to learn how control our emotions and not be controlled by them.
This may seem hard to do, but let me share something with you…
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Mastering Your Emotions is proven journey that shows you how you have been controlled by your emotions your entire life. Once you are awakened to this truth, you can follow the steps outline in the Workbook to learn how to master your emotions and actually start creating the life you desire.
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