Some people call this a myth, but I call it a natural healer. As I always say, and this is a true fact, it takes more muscles to frown than to smile. This is why we have to carry on and smile as every day goes by, there’s no point being miserable, it will just get you down.
If we think about this logically, laughter has proven to cure certain aliment. I will use myself as an example. I have serve anxiety and I am required to take a 2.5mg beta blocker every morning. Now, over the last two weeks I put the laughter cure to the test, and I was surprised by the result.
When I first started it didn’t seem like it was working because I still had many anxiety attacks, but after a bit of persistence, the laughter cure was working it’s magic. I was happy as anything, making jokes, feeling happy, depression was low, and in general I felt very happy. My anxiety attacks started to settle down, and I could even think straight again, but unfortunately this didn’t last long.
Thanks to a cold and other stress, my anxiety has kicked up a fuss again, even though I’m trying not to focus on its grilling side-effects it has on my body. The worst thing I hate about this cold, is that it clogs me up, which in turn has a direct effect on my lungs because I can’t breathe properly, and the cough I have isn’t helping matters.
But getting back on track. I believe that laughter can help cure certain things, but I don’t think it will be the almighty cure. Laughter just suspends reality for a while, masking the pain, taking your mind away from the problem for a while. It won’t cure everything, and that’s a certain fact.