Monday, March 18, 2019

Day 16 of 30 Days of Self Love: Laugh!

Hi Friends :)

Today is an easy one! Your Self Love Challenge for today is to laugh! Laughing is so good for your mind and spirit. And according to the Mayo Clinic laughter is also good for your body:

- Laughing increases endorphin release in your brain, a hormone that naturally reduces inflammation and pain in your body.

- A good belly laugh fires up your brain and body, then cools down your stress response, resulting in a good, relaxed feeling.

- Laughing soothes tension and helps reduce physical symptoms of stress.

- Positive thinking and laughter improves your immune system by releasing "neuropeptides", which help fight stress and illness.

- Laughing lessens the effects of depression and anxiety by improving your mood.

I laugh a lot, it's easy to laugh when you have pets because they can really be very amusing and goofy. I also listen to a lot of Old Time Radio shows, especially Bob Hope, Jack Benny and George Burns. I also love the Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers...the comedy of that era can't be beat! I'm a big fan of SCTV (a Canadian comedy troup/show from the 80's) and I love my Looney Tunes!

"Dumb and Dumber" - a very silly movie that has me laughing every time I watch it!
I know that when you're not feeling well, the last thing you feel like doing is laughing. I've been there; it seems too overwhelming! But pushing yourself to watch a funny tv show or a silly movie can do wonders for your mood. Now that most people have internet, you can find lots of funny things on You Tube (also Daily Motion and Vimeo) - from entire movies to stand up comedy. Enjoying a good laugh is a great way to love yourself and take good care of yourself!

What makes you laugh?


Mama Pea said...

Your dog and cat cartoon did!! Thanks! :o}

Martha said...

The best thing in the world! Makes life so much more joyful :)

Rain said...

Glad it made you laugh Mama Pea! :)

Rain said...

Hi Martha! :) Yes!! Laughing is good medicine! :)

Fundy Blue said...

Laughing is great for the soul, Rain! One of my favorite movies that never fails to make me laugh is "Six Days and Seven Nights" starring Harrison Ford and Anne Heche. It's ridiculous, but it sends me into fits of laughter all the way through it.

Rain said...

Hi Louise :) Anything that sends a person into fits of laughter is amazing! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks for the laughs Rain! I love that first cartoon! LOL! Big Hugs!

Nicole said...

If there is one thing that we have enough of in this house ... it is laughter. The little wildies are always giggling about something wich, makes me laugh. On top of that the critters ... one of them is always putting on a funny show ;)

Rain said...

Glad you liked it Stacy :)

Rain said...

Hi Nik :) Yeah, it's easy to laugh when you have innocent giggling and silly pets to laugh with!! :)