Using Humor to Reduce Stress

Posted on March 19th, 2009

Stress causes us to go into survival mode, as we experience ”fight or flight.”  Our muscles tense creating aches and pains,  and we can become cranky and irritable. Negative attitudes may cause others to withdraw and we may find ourselves alone,  in misery.

When we laugh, we are attractive to others. Our countenance improves. Tension is released, as our brains are flooded with endorphin - a natural pain-killing hormone. Laughter causes our brains to become  oxygenated, enabling us to see things more clearly and feel more refreshed and relaxed!

Humor is good for you. Use it daily!

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