March 23rd, 2021
Written by: Aisha Dennis
World Laughter Day
“When you laugh, you change and when you change the whole world changes around you.” Dr. Madan Katariaing
Are you ready to join the Happy-Demic? In these uncertain times, laughter has to be the best medicine. When we heard about World Laughter Day, we thought we would share the joy!
Save The Day!
The World Laughter Day event is being celebrated in more than 70 countries around the world on the first Sunday of May. The celebration is a positive manifestation for World Peace and it builds up a global consciousness and friendship through laughter. To find out more http://www.worldlaughterday.co.uk/
The Science Behind A Smile...
Laughing actually causes the body to release certain ‘Feel Good’ hormones into the bloodstream related to feelings of happiness, warmth, unconditional love, bonding, tolerance, forgiveness, generosity, and compassion.
Research has shown that laughter reduces stress, enhances creativity, stimulates endorphins and boosts anti-aging hormones. With so many benefits to psychological , emotional and physical well-being, what's not to smile about!
Our Life Hacks
So how can we learn to smile more? Here's some top tips to find your inner joy...
Spend time with friends and family that make you feel happy. Surrounding yourself with happy, fun-loving, optimistic people will bring out your happy side, and their behaviour will rub off on you as you subconsciously mimic their behavioural patterns.
Watch funny films, TV, or catch a comedy show. This is a excellent way to inject some instant humor into your life. Watch something more positive and lighthearted, creating opportunities for a chuckle or two.
Find things to smile and laugh about. Once you start consciously looking at all the things that are funny and uplifting, you will be more aware of them and ready to engage in a spontaneous laugh.
Fake it, until you make it. Your brain does not know the difference between a fake or real smile! By doing so more often you will feel better and become more likely to laugh more spontaneously.
Take Up Something New. Why not try Laughter Yoga and meditation? Whatever you choose to do, learn how to laugh at yourself!
Share your joy with us on Instagram #wearingmistral
We would love to see how you are finding your funny!
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