The Healthy Side to Workplace Laughter
Life is serious and work is work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t laugh along the way. Numerous studies prove the health benefits of laughter in the workplace. Here is a list of a few of those benefits
Reduces Stress and Boosts Your Immunity
When you laugh, muscles contract which increases blood flow, sending more oxygen to your cells. Endorphins are released helping you feel more relaxed. Studies have also shown that laughter increases a type of white blood cell that attacks cancer cells. So forget the juice bar and run to book Robert Berry’s comedy show, it could save your life
Resilience means staying the course amid negative outcomes. Failure is a part of life, so is stress and conflict, but it’s how we deal with this these situations that can define our lives. The idea of laughing at mistakes helps us develop resilience and the capacity to forge ahead. And, the more you laugh, the more resilience you develop. Let Robert teach your employees how to use comedy and their natural sense of humor to improve their lives and find the fun in their work once again.
Laughter develops a happy pattern that helps you see your own situation rather than allowing yourself to feel victim to it. The brain releases active agents that improve your mood.
A Coping Mechanism to Pain
This is another mood swing element. Laughter cannot eliminate pain, but it can reduce how much you may be bothered by it. Laughter is a coping mechanism. It helps to lessen your discomfort.
- Book Robert Berry, speaker, magician & Hypnotist
- Watch a comedy movie
- Read a funny book
- Share funny stories with family and friends
- Ever heard of laughing yoga?
- Be silly. Cultivate the experience and practice your ability
- Finally, know when to laugh – laughing at the expense of another is not medicinal laughter.