4 reasons to prioritize laughter

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What is humor? Our perception of the world Sudden update in how we see things Shot of dopamine (A neurotransmitter linked with reward) Pleasure Makes you happy Laugh to be resilient Helps us through difficult situations Watching comedy vs. meditation or calm music 3x as effective for destressing Makes you healthy Laugh for 15 minutes a day Be around others who are laughing Less need for pain medication 40% reduced risk of heart attack or stroke Improves work Increases trust Helps you solve problems Increases the quality & quantity of communications Helps you be more creative Improves relationships Laughing together ® Longer, happier relationships Less conflict Makes you more attractive

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This infographic is adapted from a design by Satoru Hirose, which is in turn based on a blog post by Eric Barker at Barking Up The Wrong Tree.

Barker, E. (2016). This is the fun way to easily improve your life, backed by research. Barking Up The Wrong Tree. Retrieved from https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2016/07/improve-your-life/

Hirose, S. (2016, July 28). Sketchnote #18: Power of humor. SaturoHirose.com. Retrieved from https://sketchnote.satoruhirose.com/2016/07/power-of-humor/