Sunday, 15 June 2014

Laughter is the best medicine| look on the bright side of life



Hey Guys! Today I wanted to talk about something which is actually important to me, laughter. It sounds strange that this would be important to me but I think it's actually important to everyone. The saying that it's mind over matter when it comes to illnesses has been debated hugely, using things like placebo tests to see that if you really believe you can get better or you are getting better, that it actually takes a toll on your well being and you begin to have the same effects as if you were getting treatment. If you look at this link here there is a perfect example of something which people believed is actually making them feel better and so they begin to feel much more confident despite there being nothing actually helping.

 I believe that if you are laughing or having a good time then you will instantly feel better again, even if you're not ill but scared or anxious then laugher is an instant pick me up. When I find something funny it's difficult to hold on to the worry that I've got and I start to relax a little. Surrounding yourself with people that make you laugh is so important as even if you feel terrible they're always there to cheer you up, why do you think we enjoy watching comedians so much? Because they make us forget about our problems and if we have people around us like that all the time, sooner or later we are going to start joining in and laughing. 

This is related to the main point I wanted to make today and that is not to take life so seriously.I have a massive problem with worrying about everything. You'll have probably heard the song always look on the bright side of life in the musical spamalot, well the lyrics are so important. "When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle and this will help things turn out for the best" and then it moves into the famous chorus of always look on the bright side of life. It's such a happy song with a really important message, to stop taking life so seriously. There are so many things in life that make us feel bad and get us down as it says "Life's a piece of shit when you look at it" and it's true. But if we live our lives so bogged down by all the bad things you'll end up becoming dragged into things like depression and constantly being upset which is why it's incredibly important to stop taking everything so hard on yourself, stop taking menial things and making them into massive mountains you can't get over because there is so much more than that and just enjoy life instead of getting upset at every little hurdle. We all need to stop being so serious about things and just learn to look at the bright side of life. So every time you're upset or feeling sad give this song a listen to and I promise it will be an instant pick me up and you'll begin to see that actually in the grand scheme of things enjoying yourself is more important and too laugh at life's mishaps instead of taking them so seriously.
Eleanor x