How to use laughter to lift your mood

6 ways to use laughter to lighten the load!

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In the words of philosopher and psychologist William James: “We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh.”

So, how can we reap these amazing benefits, and bring more humour into our lives?

1. Make a commitment to laugh more

2. Know your go-to sources of laughter

Whether you turn to slapstick comedy, dad jokes, or your pet’s playful antics, make a list of what really makes you laugh – and start banking them!

3. Make time for play

Plan in playtime alongside your other responsibilities, and stick to it.

4. Let your ‘silly’ out

If you find it difficult to connect with your goofy side, try to bring playfulness into your life little by little.

5. Keep a laughter journal

Reflecting on the things that brought a smile to our faces is a wonderful way to relive those moments.

6. Help others to laugh

Lifting other people’s spirits is the quickest way to lift your own.

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