Laughter Is The Best Medicine

by DEE on October 18, 2011

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities’.  ~Jean Houston

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Dee Britton

When Was The Last Time You Really Laughed?

No, I don’t mean just turned up the side of your lips and had a little giggle!

I mean really laughed.

Really laughed so hard that you were doubled over in joyous agony and you had tears streaming down your cheeks.

So hard that you thought you were going to wet your pants.

If you are struggling to recall a recent moment when you experienced such uncontrollable laughter, you are not alone. A majority of adults have forgotten how to really laugh and have fun. With professional and personal pressures escalating in your daily life, it appears that you have gotten so serious you are finding it more challenging to enjoy the simple pleasures of life – including a great daily laugh.

You were not born so serious.

You actually began life fully equipped with an inborn playfulness and the ability to laugh freely and often.

Sadly with all the daily pressures you are placing on yourself you have limited your playfulness and your laughter. You have sacrificed laughter for  the serious business of adulthood.

In order to keep laughing, you need to be in a partial state of playfulness, consciously or unconsciously.

You need to be able to relax and enjoy every moment.

Daily Laughter

Daily laughter can help you ease your adult seriousness and retrieve our lost sensation of playfulness and fun.

It can help you to detach from your daily business and personal stresses and relive your childhood.

The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any moan, whinge, or complain. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy.

Laughter is not only fun. It is also good for you.

Laughter creates a domino effect of joy and amusement, whilst also triggering healthy physical changes in your body.

Laughter definitely is the best medicine

At last!

Something good for you that is also enjoyable. There is no need for drinking disgusting concoctions, sweating profusely during gruelling exercise sessions, or drastically changing our diet in the pursuit of health.

All that’s required is pure, uninhibited, old-fashioned laughter.

The Healing Effects of Laughter

Laughter has the unique ability to heal your body and ease any painful emotions you may be holding onto, like anger and fear.

Laughter helps you cope with daily survival in a pleasant and effective way. It strengthens your immune systems, boosts your energy, diminishes any pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress.

Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

Nothing works faster or more consistently to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good old laugh.

Laughter and fun lightens our burdens, inspires our hopes, connects us to others, and keeps us grounded, focused, and alert.

With so many healing powers, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for your surmounting problems, enhancing relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health.

Laughter is your birthright and a natural part of life.

Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Even if you did not grow up in a household where laughter was a common sound or work in a fun environment, you can learn to laugh and have fun at any stage of life.

And today is the best time to start.

Begin by setting aside special times to seek out humour and laughter, as you might with an exercise session or a business meeting, and build from there. Eventually, you’ll incorporate humour and laughter into your every day, finding it naturally in everything you do.

Creating Opportunities to Laugh

  • Watch a funny movie or a comedy TV show.
  • Go to a comedy club.
  • Hang out with funny people.
  • Share a good joke or tell a funny story.
  • Read a funny book.
  • Host a games night with family or friends.
  • Play with your pet.
  • Go to a “laughter yoga” class.
  • Muck around with your children.
  • Do something silly and spontaneous.
  • Make time for fun activities (e.g. bowling, mini golf, karaoke).

Nothing feels quite as good as a big bout of uncontrollable laughter!

How can you incorporate fun and laughter into your day in order to be happier and more successful?

Stop being so serious about life and business and remember what it is like to enjoy life, laugh and have fun.

I would love to hear about the last time that you really laughed or why you believe that laughter is lacking in your life at the moment. Please leave your comments below.

To happiness, success and living the life of YOUR dreams.

Dee :)


Dee Britton

Happiness & Success Expert

Feeling Fabulous Forever

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Ivy October 18, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Hi Dee

Great blog, What makes me smile is being and thinking of my grandchildren. They are such a joy and remind me of how wonderful our world is. As they look at things for the first time it re opens my eyes to the beauty of the things that I have taken for granted.
One of my favourite movies was ‘Patch Adams’ actually based on fact. Bringing joy and laughter to the sick is one of the healing blocks.

I loved when you reminded me to think of a time when I laughed so hard I almost wet myself, just the thought of laughing so hard brings a smile to my face.

Thanks Dee


DEE October 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Ivy I am so glad that I was able to bring a smile to your face. Oh yes, children make me happy too. They are so innocent and have no cares :)


Janet Garcia October 19, 2011 at 12:28 am

My grandma lived 100 years, she was always happy and I never saw her upset for anything!
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DEE October 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Janet, what a wonderful woman your Grandma must have been. I bet she made a positive effect on soooo many lives. You have some big boots to fill :)


denny hagel October 19, 2011 at 6:06 am

Awesome article! My favorite sound in the whole world is that of a child in the midst of one of those belly laughs that turn to giggles and fade into a huge sigh….Pure Joy! Thanks for sharing this…I smiled all the way through! :)
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DEE October 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Nothing better than the sound of children laughing. It brings a smile to my face thinking about it Denny. :)


Ceinie Grudnoff October 19, 2011 at 7:37 am

Love it, you hit the nail on the head – laughter is the best medicine – thanks for sharing :)


DEE October 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

It sure is Ceinie. It has actually cured many terminally ill patients. There should be more of it :)


Hughie Bagnell October 19, 2011 at 8:40 am

Hi Dee…magnificent! “Laughter is The Best Medicine” …excellent article…Cheers, Hughie
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DEE October 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Thanks Hughie. Laugh lots today :)


wgregory October 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Hi Dee,
Nice article you had there.. That’s true “Laughter is the Best Medicine”. Stay happy always.. :)


article marketing October 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I’ve always found that laughter gets me out of way more troubles than it gets me into. Very true. Laughter is indeed very releasing. The laughing-yoga people are onto something.Not enough people laugh nowadays, I am afraid. Thanks for the great reminder.


DEE October 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I think laughter classes need to be introduced into businesses and schools. With so much crap going on in the world and so much stress we need some preventative measures for illness.


Sasha July 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Hi Dee,
I’ve just been asked what my favourite sound is and, although I believe I couldn’t live a happy life without music, my answer had to be laughter. I am very lucky to have an incredibly funny husband and often say when talking about humour that I have married for “funny”. He is a very good person too, but it just wouldn’t do without that sense of humour. We laugh out loud with our children over nothing very special almost every day and I simply can’t imagine my life without it!
Best regards


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