Laughter, Gratitude & Random Actions of Kindness = Optimal Wellness

Laughter, Gratitude & Random Acts of Kindness for Less Stress & More Wellness

3 Things You Want More Of in Life: Laughter, Gratitude & Random Acts of Kindness for Less Stress & More Life Satisfaction.

Laughter:

Humor and love dissolve rigidity and fear instantly in life.

When you die, you become rigid. When you are alive you move, and live, and have your being in the flow of God’s love here on Earth. Laughter flows from within the soul and along with it unleashes healing powers. Studies have shown that laughter boosts immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies; lower blood pressure; reduce stress hor­mones; and increase muscle flexion. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, producing a general sense of well-being.

Knowing all of this, make it a priority in your day to remain flexible and infuse your sense of humor into all that you do. Don’t take yourself or others too seriously. Look for appropriate moments to lighten things up and laugh out loud. Practice laughing. The more you practice the better you will get at it.

Becoming the observer versus the reactor to your life gives you many opportunities to laugh. The antics you and others play in life are quite humorous. Laugh as much as you can throughout your day!

Laughter, dancing, singing, whistling and humming all have profound
positive physiological effects in your body.

 Gratitude & Random Acts of Kindness: 

Yes, it’s true that when you practice random acts of kindness and gratitude on a daily basis you get physiological benefits in the Earth suit:

  • Increased immune system
  • Improved cognitive performance
  • Increased energy
  • Lower heart rate
  • Balanced cortisol (hydrocortisone) levels, which result in less internal stress
  • More likely to live a longer and a more satisfied life
  • Laughter and inner joy resulting in decreased stress hormones
  • Lower blood pressure and
  • Diminished pain

Wow, that’s a lot of benefits! So, how often throughout your day do you practice gratitude and carry out random acts of kindness to those around you, including yourself?

When the cloud of depression appeared in the midst of my chemo treatments, I remember expe­rimenting with different techniques to see which one was the quickest at removing the clouds. Gratitude won me over every time.

You cannot be depressed and grateful at the same time. Talk about a destructive cloud in life to remove. Whenever I shifted my focus from the “stressful situation” of the divorce, chemo, radiation and surgery to all that I was grateful for-down to my very heartbeat-the darkness lifted instantly.

Try it. The next time you’re feeling down and out, do a random act of kindness to yourself. Start reviewing all that you are grateful for in life. Wake up to all the wondrous ways God will come to you today, perhaps in a smile, an open door, a moment in nature, or a song.

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