POS­I­TIVELY CHARGED

In the Moment - - Wellbeing -

When we laugh we pro­duce more pos­i­tive thoughts. It’s im­pos­si­ble to laugh heartily and feel an­gry, or to laugh and feel de­pressed at the same time. Each time we laugh, smile and con­nect joy­fully with one an­other we are cre­at­ing new pos­i­tive neu­ral path­ways in the brain, which af­fect us phys­i­cally and men­tally. When we think pos­i­tively we see more pos­si­bil­i­ties, more op­por­tu­ni­ties – the world widens in front of our eyes (our pe­riph­eral vi­sion lit­er­ally ex­pands). Laugh­ing helps us to be op­ti­mistic, to look for so­lu­tions, to be­come hope­ful and hap­pier. It helps us fo­cus on what is go­ing well rather than what has gone wrong. Laugh­ing helps keep us cheer­ful, even when

times get tough.

ARNOLD H. GLASOW

“Laugh­ter is a tran­quiliser

...with no side e ects.”

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