During these uncertain times you need to keep a good sense of humor. Have you ever heard "laughter is the best medicine"? Well that’s because it is! It has many proven social, emotional, and psychological benefits. Although it can't cure ailments or disease, it has many short-term benefits like:
Relieve stress. Stress can take a toll on your body physically and emotionally. By laughing you will decrease your heart rate & blood pressure which makes you be in a more relaxed state.
Release tension. By releasing tension, laughter improves circulation throughout your body and relaxes your muscles.
Laughter can have long-term benefits as well such as improving your immune system. This is more important than ever right now! It can also relieve pain and improve your overall outlook. Improving your mood can help you face daily life with a more positive approach and hopefully enable you the tools needed to fend off persistent negative thoughts that can lead to anxiety and depression.
There are many ways to improve your laughter. For instance, look up "laughter yoga" on Youtube. This will lead you through a laughter yoga session. Laughter Yoga is voluntary laughter that provides psychological benefits through spontaneous laughter. Improving your laughter may take time and it is something you need to do consistently in order to reap the short-term and long-term benefits. So if it does not seem like it is working right away, give it time.