IT CAN CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF AND THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
Your sense of humor is a perspective that has the power to transform your life. It makes everything more interesting, even in times of stress and boredom. It helps re-frame problems that feel like dead-ends and turns them into something you can work with. Your sense of humor won’t solve your problems, but it can help you handle them. Like any tool, you can learn to use your sense of humor more skillfully. As you learn to work with it, you will find that you will want to use it more often. Your sense of humor always feels good—always. But it isn’t just something that makes you feel good—it is a powerful expression of your inner wisdom that reminds you of what you love in life, and what you want to share.
IT IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS. Your sense of humor makes relationships work. It is the one thing everyone is looking for in a relationship. All successful relationships have one thing in common: they depend on their sense of humor. Surveys and extensive interviews of married couples and on-line dating communities Identify a sense of humor as the most important thing to look for when making a commitment. You know someone understands the real you when they understand your sense of humor. That’s why most people only laugh deeply when they are with good friends—it’s an unguarded moment; it’s the real you, with nothing faked. Love and humor are similar in a very special way—both are meant to be shared.
4 OUT OF 5 DOCTORS RECOMMEND IT. Your sense of humor is good for your health. It can help you manage and release chronic stresses at the root of disease and symptoms such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart attacks and ulcers. It boosts the immune system—laughter and cheerfulness have been shown to raise Immune System Lymphocytes, Immunoglobulin, Natural Killer Cells and Gamma Interferon. Unrelieved stress raises levels of destructive hormones such as cortisol and epiphrine. Your sense of humor can help to lower them. Your sense of humor works directly on the anger and hurt feelings that result from taking yourself too seriously. It doesn’t make problems disappear, but it makes them much less stressful.
MOODS CHANGE, YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR DOESN’T. Your sense of humor is not a mood. Moods can enhance or disturb your ability to access your sense of humor; but moods come and go, your sense of humor is always with you, even if you aren’t aware of it. Emotions and misfortunes can temporarily cover it over, but your sense of humor can’t be erased. Your sense of humor can help you take command of a bad mood—many times, a bad mood is simply a refusal to listen to your own sense of humor. One thing you can always count on: your sense of humor will never make you feel bad. It is a unique perspective that will always work for you. It’s a way of seeing and experiencing the delight in world that belongs to you even in hard times.