As Milton Berle once said ” Humor is an instant vacation! “
As per the great medical staff at the Mayo Clinic, laughter is good for our health. A good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body.
Stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs, and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
Activate and relieve your stress response. A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response, and it can increase and then decrease your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.
Soothe tension. Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.
Click here to learn more about the Mayo clinic has to say about funny book (try reading mine for starters!) and subscribe to a humorous quote or cartoon feed and then bring your best self to work.
Then pay attention, as you will feel your facial muscles and shoulders relax.
Use the power of small things to make a big difference.