6 Serious Reasons to Smile More
If you’re interested in enhancing your health, brain, social life, and mood, try laughing more. Having a good sense of humour is beneficial to multiple aspects of your life. A well-developed sense of humour has incredible benefits. Laughing and smiling aren’t frivolous activities!
Using your BodyMinded approach can open the door to your own creative flair, including your own style of humour.
So, let get serious about smiles and laughter!
A sense of humor has many advantages:
- Strengthen your health. The more you laugh, the less frequently you’ll be sick. Studies have shown that laughing strengthens the immune system. It also lowers your blood pressure, which is great for your heart and brain. Laughter and humour are exceptional for giving you a broader perspective on most situations. We all need a perspective check every now and again – try it with a smile!
Try your smile with your BodyMinded thinking, a well co-ordinated smile we think does even more good!
“Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you are up to.”
- A sense of humour is attractive. Who doesn’t like to laugh? We’re instinctively drawn to people that laugh easily. Everyone likes to have a good time and release their stress.
- I remember when my children were much younger we loved telling jokes, riddles, and verbal puzzles at the dinner table. It was fun.
- If you’re fun to be with and you know how to make others laugh, you’ll find yourself surrounded by others who also have a good sense of humour.
- When was the last time told a joke? Do you know any silly jokes? Who wants to share their best joke? Ask me about the interrupting cow joke… do you know that one?
“Everyone has a tendency to look better when they smile”
- Reduce stress. Daily life is stressful. There are many ways to relieve stress, but few feel as good as laughing. With a good sense of humour, it’s easy to find reasons to laugh about life. A good laugh will allow you to forget about your challenges for a little while.
Adding together a smile or a laugh with your BodyMinded thinking is magic – try it. Daily life does give us plenty of opportunities to stress out! I know, I get pulled into the stress of live – even after decades of Alexander Technique practice.
BodyMinded Alexander Technique doesn’t take stress away, however it can offer us choices in how we respond. One choice may be a smile?
“When life gives you lemonade, make lemonade, but when live gives you LIMES, rearrange the letters until they can spell out a smile.”
- Uplift your mood. It feels good to laugh, and the good feelings can last for hours afterwards. Humour can redirect your focus from the negative happenings in your life to something more enjoyable. Yes, its true. Have you ever noticed how being with young children or animals (cats, dogs) gives you an immediate boost to being in the present moment? Laughter can also bring us into the present moment.
“If you are having a hard time, think of a moment that made you smile.”
- Enhance your social & work life. Whether you’re findinf new friends socially or at work a sense of humour can be very helpful. Consider the most popular people you know. Are they upbeat and do they smile easily? The answer is most likely to be YES!
Laughing together brings people closer together. Is it possible to have a relationship that wouldn’t benefit from your sense of humour? You’ll find that your relationships with your neighbors, friends, family, and coworkers benefit from your ability to laugh and appreciate the lighter side of life.
- Benefit others. Your mood, words, and actions affect those around you. When you’re in a bad mood, it negatively impacts others. Your smiling, happy face and mood are uplifting and brighten the moods of those around you.
“Most smiles are started by another smile”
Smiling and laughing are good for you. Your sense of humour impacts your health, mood, social life, and those around you. Experiment blending your smile with your BodyMinded co-ordination – look out joyfulness here we come!
“A smile is happiness that can be found right under your nose.”
Interested to unleash your inner smile? Please get in touch.