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Positive thinking: LOL! Laugh Out Loud

Saturday, 23 June 2012 - 8:45am IST | Agency: DNA
Laughter is the simplest way to get rid of stress. It is the purest form of human expression. The sudden movement that laughter causes releases endorphins and relaxes our body.

Om Shanti. Stress has now become our constant companion. Nowadays, we get up in the morning with stress and go to sleep with stress. This is the outcome of our living in the world full of uncertainties and injustices. So how does one do away with this companion?

There are many ways to relieve ourselves of stress. But the most simple and inexpensive way to get rid of stress is Laughter. Laugh and the world will laugh with you. Laughter is the purest form of human expression that transcends all ages, castes, creeds, religions. It is nature’s greatest nourishment. A good laugh shakes up the liver and immediately makes us feel better in every way. It lowers our blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and boosts our immune system. Many of us enjoy inflicting self-wounds! We all know that laughter kills stress. We also know that there is nothing so cheap and easy to produce as laughter, but still we prefer producing stress, knowing very well that it is harmful for us.

The most important thing that laughter does to us is that it causes sudden movement in us. It makes us shake, move, and jiggle; thereby it helps in relaxing our body and thus releases endorphins that are the body’s natural painkillers. It is not necessary to laugh loudly the whole day; only a smile can work wonders. When you get up in the morning, you should make it a habit to wear a big smile that brightens up your face. Think of nothing, just smile and get out of your bed to start the day. You will never feel stressed throughout the day. So let’s LOL to be happy and stress-free.

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