Staying in stitches: Humor best medicine for mental health

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The most important key to life is to see things in a positive perspective. Keeping a positive perspective is made easier when people add humor to their lives.

The important aspects of humor are mental health and attitude. It’s important to be able to see things in a humorous way and not take all the negative situations so seriously. Not only is humor important, but it is good for physical and emotional health.

Making people laugh is my favorite way of spreading joy to other people. I enjoy making people laugh because I feel that making someone smile is best thing someone can do.

My goal for every day is to make someone smile or at least brighten their day. Jokes are common ways to make people laugh and they come in multiple categories depending on people’s interests or mood at a given moment. They can be about anything including animals, plants, or science and though knock-knock jokes and satire can be fun, puns are my favorite. They are the best kind of jokes because they are like puzzles pieces that have to be connected to be understood – simple wordplay for the masses.

Some of my favorite chemistry puns:
What is the undertakers favorite element?
Barium

What is the show cesium and iodine love watching together?
CSI

Did you hear oxygen wen on a date with potassium?
It went OK

Anyone know any jokes about sodium?
Na

Why was the mole of oxygen molecules excited when he walked out of the singles bar?
He got Avogadro’s number!

It is insane for people to brag about having no sense of humor. I strongly believe that no one should go about their day without laughing at least once. There’s humor worth looking for in every aspect of life.

When you get a Laffy Taffy there’s always a joke in the back of the wrapper: How does a man on the moon get his hair cut? —eclipse it.

The milk cartons at school have jokes on the back of them, but they’re mostly cow related: What did the mother cow say to her son? —it’s pasture bedtime.

Every company should start putting jokes on their packaging to spread joy to people.

Without a sense of humor people often feel like their relationships with their friends, families, and boyfriends/girlfriends are boring.

Humor is also the easiest way to relieve stress. Less stress and more laughter leads to a more optimistic attitude.

Laughter enhances the energy released to your brain and the body. Laughter releases happy chemicals that boost the immune system and relaxes muscles. Not only does it improve energy, humor helps with toning abs and is a form of cardio by contracting those muscles through laughter. It is the best natural antidote to any stressful illness proving the age old saying: “Laughter is the best medicine.”

Humor, though different for each person, can be the the great equalizer. Laughter can bring people together in a positive way and can help connect people through difficult moments.

Whether it’s laughing in the face of a stressful situation, cracking a joke in an awkward moment, or hearing a funny story, humor is beneficial in every aspect.

Though there is a time to be serious, people need to smile more, laugh more, and learn how to take a joke because taking things too seriously all the time won’t take anyone far.

Start telling a joke a day and see how it changes your attitude. A more optimistic attitude can lead to a better first impression. In life there will be challenges and frightening situations, but that can easily be resolved with humor to turn that negative into a positive.

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