Do you ever get the feeling that life is just spinning out of control? Everywhere you turn something is causing an inordinate amount of stress. From socioeconomic issues to personal or job-related problems, it doesn’t seem like there’s a dull moment. One problem after another is sending you just beyond the brink of sanity and you’d like to regain control of your life. Unfortunately, the rest of the world doesn’t seem to be very cooperative, so what can you do? Well, you’ve heard it said that laughter is the best medicine, and perhaps it is. In fact, medical science has proven that laughter can help do more than lighten your mood.

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What the U.S. National Library of Medicine Says

According to the latest research cited on the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health website, there are truly therapeutic benefits to laughter. Furthermore, no pharmaceutical or medical intervention is needed and laughter is freely available to all. While those worries and concerns may be very real, if they are preventing you from living a healthy lifestyle with a quality of life, it’s time to get proactive. Look for humor wherever you can find it and see if you don’t feel better with each round of laughter.

Find Humor Where You Can

If you are honest with yourself, there is always something lighthearted and funny going on around you. However, the problem most people encounter is being so wrapped up in the issues causing them stress that they don’t take the time to appreciate some of life’s funnier moments. So, you laugh at someone slipping and falling on an icy patch. It doesn’t mean you are happy they fell; it just means you found the way they landed a bit hilarious! Is there really any harm in that as long as you guffaw behind your hand so as not to embarrass them?

Inspiration from Social Media

You must have accounts on one or more social sites. Everyone does! How many funny memes have you read in just the past few days alone? You’ve probably seen more than you can count on all your fingers and toes. If you notice, these memes are usually about a subject that is important to the poster, and that’s what you can do to lighten up your own mood or the moods of friends and family who share common interests. So, you love dogs? Why not check out a meme maker site like Adobe Spark and use one of their templates to make a meme you can post on your own page. If it doesn’t lighten your mood, it will surely spark a smile on the face of someone you care about – one of your followers. They even provide templates you can customize to your situation or the humor you’d like to share.

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a laugh or two a day keeps the men in white from carrying you off to the funny farm. There’s nothing ‘funny’ about that, but if you want to avoid an episode of manic depression, try laughing your way back to sanity. You’ll be surprised at just how healing laughter really can be.