When Was The Last Time You Actually LOL?

 

LOL, LMAO, ROTFL, and those crazy emoticons! Have we started expressing our emotions in some other language? And, this is not a joke!

We see people glued to their smartphones, connected to their pals talking and laughing just on the screens. But, those emoticons and unknown abbreviations cannot give you the mental satisfaction that laughing out loud does.  Researchers endorse the benefits of laughter for healthy mind. In one study a group of researchers found that humorous laughter reduces levels of stress hormones. People who open up and laugh out to release their emotions suffer from the least stress.

Anticipating roaring laughter can actually increase the levels of endorphins, the family of hormones that reduce pain and mental depression.  A team of researchers have also reported that same laughter can reduce the levels of three stress hormones cortisol, epinephrine and dopamine.

There is a plenty of evidence to support the saying “laughter is the best medicine!”  The problem lies in how? Although we have read and believe that laughter can ease our stress and empty our mind, anticipating laughter is becoming difficult. We are becoming anti-social in our efforts to become very social on media. To make things worse is the stressful and hectic lifestyle we live. Long working hours, busy weekends, and never ending to dos list keeps us so occupied that there is very little scope and time to do things that we enjoy.

With so much power to heal and renew, laughter can surely help you ease out your stress and feel relaxed.  So, go ahead call or meet some friends, rehash the past funny moments again and again and just let it go. Get completely de-stressed as you laugh out loud!