The scientific explanation of why you should laugh more at work

Laughing at work is one of the many alternatives that exist to combat work stress. A study by the Society for Humor Studies (Society for Humor Studies) reveals that workers who practice it avoid complicated situations and also have a greater ability to change their perspective on life.

The benefits

Improves health: By smiling or laughing at work frequently, illnesses are warded off because laughter is a way of expressing what is pleasant about each person, which can have an impact on a better state of health. Additionally, it is proven that it eradicates muscular tensions.

Improves work productivity: A worker who laughs or smiles is more effective than one who doesn’t; he has motivational aspects that make him act with initiative and discipline.

Less muscle tension: Laughter decreases the production of hormones that cause stress and burns calories, because laughing moves about 400 muscles in the body. According to study experts, laughing 100 times is equivalent to a 10-minute exercise routine.

Cheer up: Laughter has the effect of changing perspective in difficult situations, unlike crying which helps to create confusion. If someone is called out for some negative result, when you cry you will see things more difficult, if you smile you will be printing less tragedy.

Improves interpersonal relationships: In companies, the colleague who smiles is more likely to create family atmospheres and close communication than the one who is very serious.

Eliminate fear: Those who are more willing to laugh at work are less afraid of very authoritarian bosses or eventual situations such as those that indicate that there will be a restructuring and therefore there will be cuts in personnel.

Also, as an old saying goes: A smile costs less than electricity and gives more light!

Source: Diario Ecologia by

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