Your body loves to laugh. When you’re stressed, a good laugh can physically destress you. For some relief, try unwinding with laughter this Monday.
Did you hear about the claustrophobic astronaut? He just needed a little space!
To make laughter a part of your Monday refresh, try a laughing meditation. It will carry you through the rest of the week!
- Take a few deep breaths to settle yourself, then start laughing. You can think of something funny or just laugh for no particular reason!
- Pay attention to the physical sensation of laughing and how it affects your mood.
Sit quietly for a few minutes to reflect on your experience.
- Set an intention to bring humor to your interactions with others and notice how contagious it can be!
Science agrees, our bodies react wonderfully to a good guffaw by increasing endorphins, blood flow, and oxygen, which can also give you some much-needed relaxation.
Start the week with a laughing break when you feel stressed, either by yourself or with friends. See the animated gif below! Share it and spread some laughter on social, tag it with #DestressMonday and post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!