Did you know World Laughter Day is just around the corner? They say laughter is the best medicine and we couldn’t agree more! That’s why we’re shining a light on the power of this positive behaviour ahead of the 7th May.
From a scientific perspective, laughter is known to strengthen your immune system, boost your mood, diminish pain, and it can even protect you from the damaging effects of stress. What’s even better is this medicine is fun, free and easy! Win win.
With so many benefits in mind, we’re sharing FIVE ways to help you giggle your way to feeling great.
Make Others Laugh
Spending time around people who make you laugh is of course great, but sometimes, you have to be the one who brings that playful energy. Invite family and friends to pile on the couch together and watch a funny movie or comedy series you love. Once they get the giggles, you're sure to find yourself laughing, too!
Turn Up The Technicolour In Your Wardrobe
Have you ever noticed how certain colours can make you feel happy, energised, or calm? Colours have a powerful psychological effect on our mood and one way to harness this power is by injecting some mood boosting shades into your wardrobe.
Yellow is associated with happiness, optimism, and creativity. That’s why our NEW ‘High Summer’ edit features this citrus hue in abundance. Our Lora Jumpsuit in canary yellow is the perfect all in one to brighten and lift your attitude in an instant, setting the scene for laughter and fun. Want to dial up that smile? Then our Penta Trouser in glittering yellow sequins with green trim are guaranteed to put a grin on your face.
Induce Your Own Laughs
Did you know that intentionally laughing more can have the same mood boosting benefits as an organic laugh triggered by others? Simulating a belly laugh and getting used to letting go in a playful and joyful way will help you release the dopamine your body desires.
Don't Forget Your Me Time
Rest is so important for your mental wellbeing and without it, bringing the fun and that much needed laughter is hard. When it comes to making the most of this ‘me time’, steer away from scrolling through social media and opt for something that will allow you to let your mind go and unwind. Whether it’s reading, listening to music, gardening or just taking a bath, this time to spoil yourself is fundamental to help you feel enough ease to laugh loudly and free.
Keep A Funny Journal
We all know the power of a gratitude journal, but a laughter journal might be just as impactful. Studies have found that when people write down three amusing things that happened in the day for one week, their symptoms of depression decreased, and their overall happiness soared. Try writing down those silly little moments that made you smile, and you’ll reap the results.
Now you know how to inspire some laughter in your life, it’s time to give your mood a boost and smile your way through the season.