Learn to develop a sense of humour to improve your life...
A sense of humour is not only one of the most important character traits but also a vital element of self-development. Humour allows us to relax, enjoy the sharpness of thought, actively participate in discussions, and enjoy life. It has been scientifically proven that laughter prolongs life. Laughing engages 16 facial muscles and promotes the supply of oxygen to the blood, contributing to rejuvenation and better appearance.
In addition, laughter can trigger endorphins in our body – hormones of happiness, which help to strengthen the immune system and fight stress.
People with a sense of humour are more attractive and easy to communicate with. Thanks to this, they are more confident to find partners, and friends, and make good business deals. It helps to resolve conflicts and be more popular in society, as well as in a career.
And finally, the ability to look at life with a smile and irony is a protective function for our minds and bodies. By having this gift or learning with time to catch a joke, we experience life’s difficulties more easily and overcome challenges smoothly, which is an important element of our overall development. Being able to laugh at yourself is a great way to develop humour. Communicating with people who have trust in you, and in whom you trust, gives you an opportunity to play the role of a target – this means that you are okay with being the centre of people's jokes. However, do not forget that laughing with someone and making fun of them are two different things. It is essential to maintain a pleasant atmosphere and respect the boundaries. A joke should be funny and without the goal of offending someone (even if it seems funny), as it’s not really humorous to do so, you’re not good at it if you have a feeling that you are hurting someone’s feelings to make others laugh. You can always feel whether someone is trying to offend you with a joke, rather than make you cheerful... In situations like this, you either joke back in a sharp way or show a smile, say nothing, and walk away.
It is important to understand that jokes are not always appropriate or acceptable in certain situations. The tone of humour should be appropriate to the context and the person you are communicating with. If you believe that a joke might offend or upset someone, it is best to refrain from using it. It is important to remember that tact and the associated restraint are important qualities of humour.
A good sense of humour with a sense of tact – if you have these two qualities, you are a winner in any situation.