26 Jul What if there was a FUN way to improve your life?
via Barking up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
You don’t laugh enough. Yes, humor can improve your life. Not too surprising, you say?
Here’s the problem: you treat humor like a nice thing that happens, oh, whenever. But scientific research is showing giggles, guffaws and jokes are far too important to be left to chance.
We’re gonna learn the best ways to use humor to make you happier, healthier, more successful at work and even to improve your relationships.
First, let’s learn the neuroscience of why we laugh. Why are funny things funny? What’s going on in your brain that makes you giggle so hard you snort?
What Is Humor?
Humor is your brain rewarding you for finding errors and inconsistencies in your thinking.
Humor occurs when a perception of the world suddenly corrects our mistaken preconception.
Your brain needs to encourage you to update your incorrect ideas about the world and, like giving a dog a treat, it rewards you with a burst of pleasure. Instead of a biscuit, you get a shot of dopamine…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE – but only if you want more happiness and fun in your life!