Take the Time to Laugh and Love
Laugh Out Loud
There are medical studies that have shown that patients who are optimistic and laugh recover faster than those who are morose and feel sorry for themselves. Isn’t that wonderful? Laughter truly is the best medicine. It boosts your immune system, and can even alleviate depression and pain. Some studies show that people recover from flu and cold faster when they watch comedies. So the next time you get the sniffles, reach for that Simpsons DVD instead of the antibiotics!
If you want to live a good life, adopt the mentality of an optimist. In a bad situation, don’t think: “Oh no! The world is going to collapse around me!” Instead, think: “No matter how bad things may seem at any moment, they will get better.” Count your blessings and appreciate all the good things you have in your life. I always try to pay close attention to the “little things” that make life so beautiful – such as stunning scenery, a sunset, or an exquisite piece of music. Don’t ever focus on the negative in the situation, and try to find the silver lining in everything. I’m not saying you should be unrealistic. I just believe that being an optimist will help you get through major changes in life and in times of stress.
Love makes the world go round
And while you’re practicing laughter, why not try a little love in the mix?
Love, for all its definitions, can often have similar effects to laughter. Being in love also releases special chemicals in the body that make you feel happy. Can you remember how you felt in the early stages of a relationship? Feeling like a kid, giddy, butterflies in the stomach – that is what love feels like, and we have all experienced it at least once in our life. It makes you feel good, even if just for a short period of time.
Besides romantic love, there are other types of love, for example, the love you have for your children, your parents, a close friend, or a pet. That is the love that lasts forever and makes you feel complete. So take some time to realize this love and enjoy it. Spend more time playing with children and watch them laugh. Visit your elderly family members and talk to them more often. Do something nice for your friend – acts of kindness not only put a smile on their face but on yours too. Volunteer for a good cause – it will make you feel great that you are contributing to the world and society. Adopt a pet – caring for something and their unconditional love makes you feel wonderful.
Never miss a single update or post – sign up to HHB Life Newsletter and stay healthy, happy and beautiful.
It’s the beginning of the new year, and as always, the gyms are packed; vows to give up sweets are made, and all other kinds of resolutions are being posted on social media with high hopes and good intentions. This is the year!
I remember how my grandfather would always advocate cold showers when I was a little girl. He was a big believer that cold water was the key to healthy body and strong mind, and even when it was playtime in water or bath-time for me
There are many factors that can affect how long and how well you sleep at night. Knowing what these factors are can help you understand why you may not be sleeping properly
On my blog, I give a lot of advice and try to help inspire others to eat better food, control portion sizes, get active, build good exercise habits, and so on. But sometimes it just doesn’t’ seem to be enough. For most people who