Laugh every single day.
“Incorporating humor and laughter into your life can help lighten your mood and provide a temporary break from life’s stresses and upsets. Laughter can actually trigger the release of the brain chemical serotonin, which, in turn, decreases depression. Laughter and humor don’t just make you feel better emotionally, but they can help you breathe more fully and help your heart function better with more oxygenated blood pumping through the body. Laughter can shield the blood vessels and heart muscles from cardiovascular disease by having an anti-inflammatory effect. Make the conscious choice to bring that levity into your life for at least 10 minutes per day through a humorous podcast, comedians, sitcoms, jokes, and so on, to make you feel better physically and emotionally.” —Yvonne Thomas, PhD, psychologist
Yvonne Thomas Ph.D. is a therapist in Los Angeles CA. To read the full article “20 Micro (Yet Mighty) Self-Care Challenges That’ll Make Any Day Better” visit msn.com