Benefits of Humor

Posted: March 7, 2017 in Uncategorized
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I come from a very humorous Irish, Catholic family. Though very mentally unstable, we used humor to cope with may of our dysfunctional ways. I also took my sense of humor to school with me and found it to be very useful though many of my teachers, principals and hall monitors did not find too amusing. That did not stop me from holding full comedy show in the library in second grade or doing impressions of any and all subs that entered our class.

I found being funny was a true crowd pleaser and allowed me to make friends easily while enabling me to other benefits like not being beat up, getting away with things, being invited to the cool kids table and even asked to lead our school in the fight song every Friday evening during football season.

It was not until I spent the last 26 years honing my humor did I find that being funny, laughing and using one’s humor at the opportune time had many real life benefits.There are so many benefits to list, but i have written a starter kit to get us started.

Below you will find just a few benefits that humor has for our health, business and relationships.

Health: Laughter decreases stress & increases immune cells & infection-fighting antibodies which triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. 

Business: Using  humor correctly in business can build credibility & likability, makes people listen, boosts brainpower & will increase profits. 

Relationships:  Humor will build stronger bonds with people, build confidence, diffuse tension, put things into perspective & make you more creative.

I will continue my findings about humor in my next blog. And until then, keep smilin…it does a body good.

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