Laughter is a great stress and pain reliever. A deep belly laugh seems to reduce the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, and also raises mood-boosting serotonin levels. People who see the aversions of life as water droplets that eventually roll off have a reduced risk of health problems associated with stress. It is believed that those chemicals we produce during laughter such as endorphins and encephalins can help ease pain. Research at University of Bath and Bath Royal National hospital found that patients with chronic arthritis pain who were able to laugh noticed their pain lessened as a result.
Take some time to watch your favorite comedies and comedians. Make it a point to be around people who make you laugh not bring you down. Start looking at life as a little more rosy and find the time to make other's laugh. You'll be drawn into your own antics too as you do!