“Humor is a universal language.”
–Joel Goodman, Founder of The Humor Project
We’ve probably all heard that laugher is the best medicine, but how does the strength of humor fit into these globally-challenging times? It might surprise you to learn that this strength has many benefits to us currently, such as decreasing anxiety, strengthening relationships, and minimizing stress.
These benefits are all particularly helpful during this unique period. Finding heartfelt humor in our everyday moments can bolster our resilience. In Michelle McQuaid’s book, Can You Put Your Strengths To Work, humor is described as your ability to generate and appreciate the ‘lighter side’ of the moment, whatever the circumstance.
Need some inspiration? Check out these stories of people putting their strength of humor to good use in the face of Coronavirus.
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According to a 2009 study, humor is clinically proven to reduce stress long-term and improve the immune system. Challenge yourself to share a smile with someone every day this week. It can really make a difference!
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