19 Fun Ideas to Bring More Laughter in Your Life, Even When You’re In Pain

Curated by Vicki Stockbridge

Research confirms that having a strong sense of humor helps you live longer, even if you have poor health. 

Laughter may not cure illnesses or eliminate pain entirely but its role as a helpful coping strategy for maintaining health and happiness is valuable to our overall wellbeing. 

I found this article a great resource as it emphasizes the positive impact of humor on physical and mental health, particularly during challenging times. It highlights research indicating that laughter releases endorphins, improves mood, and counters the negative effects of stress, supporting longevity even in cases of poor health. 

A couple of the main points and suggestions that resonated for me included: 

  • Seeing humor in every situation, even during difficult times. 
  • Recognizing that laughter doesn’t diminish the seriousness of a situation but offers a brief respite. 
  • Watching feel-good movies and enjoying books from famous comedians. 
  • Adopting a playful state of mind and not taking everything too seriously. 
  • Creating a joke jar for laughs on gloomy days. 

Check out this article for additional suggestions.  

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