Oftentimes when a bad day is upon us it feels like a plague that can’t be escaped. Once things start going wrong every tiny thing is not ok. It feels like a cycle that won’t be broken until we can go to bed, wake up, and start fresh.
However, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Seek out laughter and forms of comedy like that comedian Tony Baker brings to the table so you can do one-eighty of your mood.
Laughter truly is the best medicine for a terrible day.
It gets the positivity train rolling.
When you’re having a bad day it feels like nothing at all can go right; every little thing may set you off.
Find yourself laughing at a joke and you may feel the tide start to turn.
That’s because all the negative thoughts you’ve been collecting with your bad day and mood start to affect your body by manifesting into chemical reactions that bring about more stress.
Positive thoughts counteract this. They can help release neuropeptides that fight stress. This will affect your body and mind as much as negative thoughts, so one good chuckle can begin the fight to bring your disposition back to a sunny one.
It takes one breath.
You know those laughs that leave you gasping for air? They help out a lot of parts of your body.
Laughing improves your intake of oxygen-rich air. This air stimulates our most vital organs: lungs, heart, brain, and even your muscles.
The effect goes beyond your one bad day.
Laughing has long-term effects that you can enjoy beyond the initial chuckle.
It helps produce natural painkillers within the body that stick around for some time, reducing any pain you may be having at the moment and helping towards chronic pain.
Using laughter as a way to cope with difficult and stressful situations is something that can be habit-forming. Learning how to deal in this way and continually applying that when situations turn rough goes a long way for your mental and physical health.
It helps you connect with other people.
Comedy is so much fun because while a bit may seem specific, it’s often universal. Having a shared experience that a comedian is riffing on brings people closer together.
Comedy is a wonderful way to connect people from all walks of life.
It actually makes you funnier.
When you are exposed to the comedy of others you begin to learn about the way people see things outside or your own experience.
You may find that continually watching how others joke affects the way you tell your own funny stories or how you see humor.
The smallest thing can turn your day around.
Finding comedy amid a bad day doesn’t have to be an ordeal.
It can be a quick passing remark. Witnessing someone do something hilarious from afar. Picking up a greeting card that gives you a good chuckle or reading a funny comic strip in the paper.