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How to laugh more everyday

As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” And it’s true. Laughter is a healer. It increases blood flow to the brain, making you more alert. It reduces sympathetic nervous system activity, switching you to the more relaxed parasympathetic nervous system, and, in so doing, reduces stress hormones and eases anxiety and tension. It strengthens immunity again and increases endorphins – the feel-good hormones. Laughter boosts mental wellbeing, and all in all it’s absolutely fabulous!

Here are some tips on how to bring more laughter into your life.

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Spend time with happy, jovial people who have a good sense of humour.

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Watch a funny movie or TV show.

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Try out a laughter yoga class.

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Laugh at yourself – self-deprecating humour can really lighten conversations.

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Don’t take life too seriously. Make time for the lighter side of life, such as enjoying the company of family and friends.

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Burst into song – the shock will make others laugh, then you will!

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Make dress-down Friday a dressing-up day.

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Subscribe to daily email jokes.

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Take time out regularly to close your eyes and smile.

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Befriend a funny person. Some people are just naturally funny and being around them can be infectious.

Learn more about laughter in my best-selling book, ‘How to Prevent Burnout’ and my latest book Life Force. The revolutionary 7-step plan for optimum energy’.

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