Aster Annual Calendar 2022



How laughter can
improve mental health

Laughter has short-term effects like releasing endorphins, lowering our body’s stress response stimulating circulation and aiding muscle relaxation. In the long run, laughter can actually boost our immune system and increase personal satisfaction and boost mood as well. Did you know that negative thoughts turn into chemical reactions? On the other hand, laughter can stimulate neuropeptides that help fight stress.

How to use laughter to boost
your mood:

1. Find humor in day-to-day life:

Try not to take situations too seriously. Simple situations everyday can make you laugh. In fact, the more we find laughter in situations, the better it is for our mental wellbeing.

2. Laugh with loved ones:

There’s nothing better than laughing with friends, family members, or people in general. Choose to spend time with people who share a laugh with you and help you find humor in daily life.

3. Movies, TV shows & more:

Consume content that is humorous. There are many movies, TV Shows, podcasts and books that can inspire laughter.

4. If all else fails, try laughter therapy:

Laughter therapy is a type of therapy that uses humor to help relieve pain, stress and improve a person’s sense of well-being. It includes laughter exercises, clowns, comedy movies, books, games, and puzzles. It is a type of complementary therapy, also called humor therapy.

The best way to have a fulfilling day is to laugh as much as you can. Watch this video to get started:

Resources: These apps will make sure you aren’t away from laughter too long