Do you spend enough time laughing? I know I don’t. I was reminded of that last weekend when I went to see the Barbie movie. My friend and I laughed so hard through much of the movie, and it felt wonderful. And I realized I hadn’t laughed that much in a long time.
According to a University of Kentucky study, children laugh 30 times a day. Adults, on the other hand, only laugh 17 times a day, if that. Honestly, I don’t think I laugh that much on an average day – and that made me really sad!
Study after study has shown that laughter has benefits ranging from a stronger immune system to lower blood pressure to reduced stress. And it just feels good!
I’m determined to make more time for laughter. I love a good drama, but maybe it’s time to watch more lighthearted fare on the various streaming services. It probably also couldn’t hurt to not take life, and myself, quite so seriously. And of course, we’re already a step ahead of the rest of the world, because our cats make us smile and laugh every day, just by being their sweet, silly selves.
Are you laughing enough? If not, how are you going to bring more laughter into your life?