Did you know that April is National Humor Month? Which means it's a perfect time for LOL moments - our topic for this week.
Laughing is one of the best things you can do for your health. It's good for your heart, it reduces the level of stress hormones while increasing healthy hormones, like endorphins and neurotransmitters. Laughter strengthens your immune system. It even burns calories and tones your abs!
Laughing is one of the best things you can do for your social life. It connects you with others, it's a universal language that can diffuse negativity and spread joy.
Laughing is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It lightens your mood. It helps keep things in perspective.
My problem is, that when I most need a laugh - when I'm frustrated or angry or discouraged or sad - I don't really feel like laughing.
* Listen to children laugh. They are so pure in their joy, I can't help but smile.
* Call a friend with a good sense of humor and share a laugh.
* Watch a feel-good comedy.
What do you do when you need to laugh? How does laughter make you feel better?
* photo credit: Parade.com