Laugh out Loud – A Stress Buster

Laugh out Loud

Laugh out loud as laughter and humor are universal bonds that draw human beings closer. Stress is such a menace that keeps entangling our lives so badly that no matter how much we try do away with it, it comes back in another form. Stress creates anxiety, errors and exhaustion of the mind and body. And in those stressful moments, we often forget that it is we who can manage our stress and do away with the anxiety.

Stress is the byproduct of the modern life we are now living. At the same time, stress is the biggest enemy of our happiness, our good health and the contented life we want to live. Don’t you wish your life became as light as a feather and you became as free as a bird? Everybody wants that and you can achieve it by adopting a humorous attitude towards life.

Problems Generated by Stress

We often do not identify our stressors (as we become habituated to them) but the stress, temporary or constant, generates many problems in our body such as nervousness, anxiety attacks, sleeplessness, tension, muscle cramps and dizzy spells. All these problems will eventually lead to chronic diseases including cardiovascular problems, reduced immunity and problems in the nervous system.

Laugh out Loud – Laughter Fights Stress

A hormone named cortisol is much higher in individuals who are stressed. Laughter helps in lowering its level in the blood and hence, laughter is termed as the best medicine. Your thought process controls your stress level. If you laugh over your own mistake, you can easily escape stress that could have made you sleepless.

Laugh out loud to beat stress. Laughter is a great method for dissipating negative feelings of anger and frustration and is actually a complex response that involves many of the same skills used in solving problems.

How to Tackle Stress

Tackling and handling stress is in your hands. By techniques like “stress reactions,” “relaxation responses” and stress management, you can get relief from stress. These techniques help the body to bring back balance, restore energy levels and replace lost carbohydrates. Our stressful body, exhausted mind and tight nerves and muscles demand a relaxing situation.

Recognize the Stress-creating Situations

Most of the time, we fail to understand the stress-creating situations even when our body reacts to it internally as well as externally. We often get habituated to the stressful situation even if our body keeps telling us (by various symptoms like tight muscles, various body ache, rapid palpitation and more).

Laughter – The best medicine to ward off stress

To ward off everyday stressful situations, adopt a humorous attitude towards life. Do not stay in constant alert mode and a serious mood. It helps your mind stay calm and promotes clear thinking. If you follow this view towards life, you will have lighter moments and appreciate life more.

Your emotions have a direct effect on your immune system. Laughter reduces cortisol levels and helps increase the amount of T lymphocytes that are the natural killer cells.

How can laughter help ward off stress?

Laughter helps on this front in more ways than one. Once you adopt a humorous attitude, you will start reaping benefits earlier than expected.

  1. It lowers the blood pressure.
  2. Laughter helps reduce the activity of stress hormones such as epinephrine, cortisol, dopac, and growth hormones.
  3. It’s a good cardiac exercise.
  4. It improves the immune system of the body by increasing the amount of immune cells T-cells, disease fighting proteins and disease controlling antibodies B-cells.
  5. It helps cleansing of lungs and body tissues by releasing trapped stale air and is beneficial for the people suffering from respiratory diseases.
  6. Laughter helps you handle your pains as it releases natural painkillers in your bloodstream.
  7. It improves the blood circulation in the body and hence overall well being.


Laugh out loud as laughter lightens your mind. Laughter makes you feel good physically and psychologically. Laughing at a negative situation often relieves stress from the unpleasant event.

My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress. ~ Mahogany Silver Rain (Tweet this)

So what can be the most inexpensive way to make your life lighter and full of a sense of well being? The answer is to just “Laugh out Loud” everyday!!


About the Author

Vandana Singhal writes extensively on science, technology, health, and travel. Vandana has a degree in science and is artistic in nature.

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