Laughter Is The Best Medicine


The Amazing Healing Benefits Of Laughter

My grandpa always used to say you can’t survive in life unless you have a good sense of humor. He was always telling jokes and anecdotal stories that were quite entertaining. He lived with us for a while when I was a teenager and he would tell jokes at the breakfast table. I have never been a morning person so I would sit in a stupor wondering how any one could tell jokes that early in the morning.

I wish this part of his genetics had been passed on to me because I tend to be too serious and stressed most of the time. This, as you know, is very detrimental to your health. There have been numerous studies on how humor and laughter can affect your health.

Laughter actually induces physical changes in your body. There are short-term and long-term benefits from it. It stimulates your organs, relieves stress and tension, can improve your immune system and relieve pain. It triggers the release of endorphins, which promotes an overall sense of well-being. Making sure you bring more humor and laughter into your life every day can really have a positive affect on you. This is actually a wonderful way to improve relationships and your work life too.

Humor Can Improve Your Work-life


Things You Can Do To Have A Good Laugh Every Day

  1. Post funny photos near your workspace.
  2. Have a funny movie collection that you can tap into whenever you need it
  3. Play with a pet
  4. Make time for fun activities
  5. Host a fun game night with friends
  6. Ask people “What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you?”
  7. Practice smiling many times a day
  8. Laugh at yourself
  9. Choose a computer screensaver that makes you laugh
  10. Surround yourself with happy, funny people

You will be surprised at what a difference it will make in your life.

Author: Sean May

Sean May is the founder of Science of Imagery. Sean focuses on helping individuals and companies reach their personal and professional goals while working to make the world a better place, one smile at a time. He has over 10 years of experience in the Personal Development space, using many different modalities and techniques to help break through old belief patterns and focusing on making things as fun as possible to break through any negativity or seriousness.

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  1. That was a great inspiration to me. Those statistics are quite interesting, especially that 98% of CEO’s prefer a job candidate with a sense of humor.

    Keep up the good work.

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    • Thanks for the kind words! Bringing humor into the workplace can make a world of difference. We are here to have fun and laugh, even when we are working 🙂

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  2. It was very educative paper. Thanks a lot. suraj

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    • Hi Suraj,

      Thank you for your comment and kind words!

      I’m glad you found it informative.

      To Your Health & Happiness!

      Sean May

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  3. I think it is interesting you sent this to me, a professional clown. I have been studying the need for humor and agree. The world needs laughter!!!

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    • Hi Jerry,

      Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing.

      The world definitely needs more laughter 🙂

      It is so simple yet powerful.

      To Your Health & Happiness!

      Sean May

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  4. I always believe that laughter is the best medicine, that’s why I always find humor in life. And I am full of energy when ever I accompanied life with laughter. thanks for this Sean May, this is very helpful.

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    • Hi Belen,

      Thank you so much for your comment and kind words.

      It always amazes me how powerful laughter can be and how something so easy and free can have such an impact 🙂

      To Your Health & Happiness!

      Sean May

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