Want to know how to laugh more? Laughter is physically, emotionally, and mentally good for you for many reasons, and fortunately, there are just as many ways to laugh more in your every day life. It doesn't take a lot of effort. In fact, it's incredibly easy, but the benefits are so numerous and so good for you! Laughter keeps you happier, it puts you in a better mood, and it can even make you live longer! With all those advantages, wouldn't you love some tips for laughing more? If so, just keep reading, I've got you covered!
1. Start Smiling
Figuring out how to laugh more is easy when you're already smiling. After all, when you feel like grinning, you're halfway to a laugh already. You've all heard the cliché that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile – but that's a cliché for a reason: it's true! Smiling more makes you feel better, it improves your confidence, and yes, it helps you giggle more as well.
2. Surround Yourself with Loved Ones
One of the best ways to laugh more is to be around the people who make you laugh. Spend time with your best and dearest friends and your close family members. If you have a friend who always tells you the funniest jokes, make more plans with that person. If you have a baby or a nephew or a grandchild who never fails to make you titter, take advantage of it! You can always give your loved ones a chuckle in return.
3. Let Go
If you want to be able to laugh more often, you have to let go. Don't let stress bother you so much. Remember not to waste time or energy sweating the small things. Don't get angry or frustrated over the things you can't control. Try not to bring your work home with you and make sure that you give yourself some time and space to get rid of your tension. Once you do, laughter comes much more easily – and much more frequently.
4. Have a Laugh-Fest
What makes you laugh? Learning how to laugh more involves surrounding yourself with the things that make you laugh. Are there certain movies that give you giggles? Television shows that leave you in stitches? Books that make you chuckle? How about specials from your favorite comedians? Put together a night filled with all the things that make you laugh – do it once a week, or at least once a month. And invite the friends and family members who make you titter, too – tickle two birds with one stone!
5. Welcome Jokes into Your Life
Listening to a joke is a great way to laugh more. The only thing is, you need to know them or hear them in order to take advantage of their chuckalicious factor. So, either surround yourself with people who have a never ending supply of jokes, or learn a bevy of them yourself. Classic jokes, knock knock jokes, jokes that are so stupid they can't help but make you laugh, riddles and stories and anything else that gives you a giggle. Just welcome them into your life with open arms!
6. Tickle Your Own Fancy
Who says you can't tickle yourself? It sounds strange, but I've actually done this during occasions when I've been in a really rotten mood. I just tickle myself! Even though I know it's coming and even though I'm doing it myself, it still tickles and hysterical laughter is still the result. Protip: you can also have a tickle fight with the special someone in your life!
7. Make Love
Speaking of doing something with your partner, making love is a sure way to introduce more laughter into your life. If you're comfortable enough with your significant other, then a slow, fun evening of being intimate produces lots of laughter – the throaty, secretive kind that exists just between the two of you. I know this sounds like romance novel fodder, but trust me, it exists!
8. Find Humor in Every Situation
Finally, the most important thing you need to know about how to laugh more is to find humor in every situation – even the stressful ones. If some Mean Girl at work keeps giving you the business, make an inside joke of it. If you're tired and stressed out from work or studying or day to day mundane activities, discover what's funny about your situation. Don't let anything get you down so much that it can't make you laugh.
Learning how to laugh more often improves your life so much. It's impossible to be in a bad mood when you're laughing, and it leaves you feeling rejuvenated. Sometimes you need to vent by crying, but you can also do so with a bout of belly busting laughter. I hope this tips for laughing more help you find your funny bone. What are some of the things that always make you laugh?
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