6. Laugh out loud each day.
Laughter is a universal language.
In every country on this planet, there is laughter.
It unites people. Makes them feel as though they belong to something larger than themselves. Breaks down barriers. Eases tension. Fights loneliness. Brings people together.
Why is laughter good for you?
When you laugh, you release serotonin – the ‘feel good’ hormone.
Your breathing changes, and the muscles in your face get a work out. Your body moves – whether you want it to or not.
Laughter can help to reduce pain, and relax muscles.
It increases your circulation, delivering more oxygen to your body.
It empties your lungs of more air – and has a cleansing effect, just as you would get with deep breathing.
Laughter is like ‘internal jogging’!
How many times will you laugh today?