Health & Wellness

APRIL: NATIONAL HUMOR MONTH!

4.05.21

 

National Humor Month was conceived as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. Laughter and joy – the benchmarks of humor – lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life.

It’s no coincidence that the month begins with April Fool’s Day, a day which has sanctioned frivolity and amusement for hundreds of years.

Humor as a tool to lift ailing spirits is an established notion supported by scientific research. The curative power of laughter and its ability to relieve debilitating stress and burnout may indeed be one of the great medical discoveries of our times.

Need a Laugh? Try These Tips
Humor is as close as around the next corner…try these tips to inject more humor into your life (this month and always).

Spend Time with Your Favorite Funny People
>  Go out and spend time with your friends — reminisce about things that make each of you laugh until it hurts

Tell Daily Jokes
>  Take a moment each day of National Humor Month to share a funny joke with a friend — and keep the trend going all year!
>  There are tons of ample online joke sites that can keep you stocked up with ‘material’ — just do a quick search (such as ajokeaday.com)

Make New Connections
>  Humor is a great way to break the ice when meeting new people; work to develop your funny side and benefit personally and professionally

Seek Out Comedy Shows & Events
>  Book a night out at a local comedy club or find a comedy show to watch on TV/online — there are plenty of sources of humor at your fingertips!