Sometimes finding humor in life may feel like a difficult task, and there are days when you may find it harder to smile.
When you face everyday obstacles, and when there are so many things to worry about, humor is the last tool on your schedule. But, laughing is stronger medicine than you could ever imagine.
If you want to learn how to find joy when it seems the most difficult to do and see how that can positively impact your life, keep reading.
Let’s jump right into it.
How to recognize a lack of humor?
A good sense of humor may help you in many life situations. Still, it is easy to spot when you have a bit too serious of an attitude.
Here are some hints that show you are taking things too seriously:
- Negative thoughts are the first thoughts that come to your mind when something goes contrary to your plan.
- You always have to be right and lead the conversation (or end it).
- You quickly get angry when someone teases you.
- You don’t like to take risks, and you always play it safe.
- You always feel frustrated, and you can’t relax.
- You can’t accept a compliment and always turn to self-deprecating humor when you receive one.
Recognition is the first step to solving a problem and improving your life. Now we know the signs that show we have to chill out. Let’s see why it’s important to lighten up and make space for humor!
#1 – Humor affects your well-being.
Humor is a state of mind and the readiness to respond to new ideas.
Find something that brings a smile to your face, and have it near. Smiling makes you more motivated, gives you the energy to finish all your tasks.
According to the VIA Survey of Signature Strengths, people are social beings, and humor reflects people’s ability to feel connected to one another on a higher level.
Being around people that have a positive attitude will affect your well-being right away. It can also help you learn how to be a funnier person.
#2 – People who laugh are healthier.
Smiling will help you get better physical and mental health.
Studies show that laughter decreases blood pressure, boosts the immune system, triggers the release of endorphins, burns calories, relaxes the whole body, and, finally, may help you to live longer.
Also, when you combine it with exercising, it can reduce levels of chronic pain.
Furthermore, laughter helps you successfully face depression and build healthier sleep patterns.
#3 – Humor can help you find the solution to your problem.
When you think there is no way out of the trouble, playfulness and creativity will help you come up with plenty of solutions.
Don’t be afraid to come back to childhood. It’s very good to know that children with their positive attitude find it easy to achieve everything they want.
If you have a younger brother or sister and have to deal with them not wanting to eat broccoli, making funny faces, telling some interesting story may shorten the time, and you won’t have to wait that long for your lunch.
#4 – People will want you in their social circle.
It is in human nature to want positive feedback, to be accepted and loved.
There is no doubt; people want more to be around positive, humorous people who make them smile. In most cases, how someone made us feel while telling a story stays longer with us than the actual story or joke.
So, being positive and ready to share something interesting will make you wanted.
It’s important not to forget that social relations are one of the main boosters of confidence, happiness, and self-belief and impact your overall life. That’s one more good reason to develop a sense of humor.
One more social benefit is that humor enhances teamwork. There is no greater pressure and tension than when you have to decide, but you don’t agree with other team members. Not being grumpy will defuse the conflict and bond your group.
Sharing laughter could be one of the beneficial tools to keep your relationships with others healthy and fresh. It also adds joy, adaptability and you spontaneously make a positive and stronger tie with each other.
#5 – Making yourself smile increases your self-belief.
Have you ever seen someone who takes life too seriously?
Of course, you have, and the bad thing is they can’t laugh at themselves. They are constantly searching for what they don’t have, deficiencies in their job, family, wardrobe, physical appearance – they are always negative.
Sometimes, people will smile just not to make you sad or because they don’t want to be rude.
But, the real art is when you can make yourself smile.
That means you are present in the moment, you are grateful, and you don’t need to compare yourself with others. Finding playfulness in the little things and having a positive attitude will help you celebrate your uniqueness.
Create your special type of humor and make it your trademark.
#6 – Cherish your spontaneity.
You can’t always predict every situation and prepare a perfect reaction to it.
It’s so important to prove to yourself that you can trust your instincts and spontaneous reactions.
If you are stuck in your anxiety, you will end up saying nothing and maybe lose a chance to meet one amazing person or a job you wanted for a long time.
When you can see the humor in everyday adventures, you will be able to respond to them and live a positive life.
It is up to you to choose the glasses through which you will see life. They can be black and make you look at everything so seriously or maybe pink, motivating you to see the challenges and maintain positive energy.
Which one will you choose?
Please let us know in the comments down below.