Everybody wants to laugh; our mind and body instinctively know it’s good for us and of course good for our relationship. Shared laughter makes our relationship feel fun and happy, and contributes to a longer lasting connection.
Humour is a great way to eliminate or defuse an embarrassing or awkward situation. Laughter costs nothing, but the benefits are considerable. When you are laughing you are more in the moment, you tend to be less defensive or reactive, you let go of any inhibitions and you are more inclined to be spontaneous.
Your stress levels decrease and your internal narrative shifts to a more positive mindset rather than a repetitive negative one.
Injecting fun and laughter into your relationship will support your relationship to not only survive, but thrive. Here are a few reasons why:
- Humour can support stronger communication in your relationship. It can reduce any defensive feelings and support you in expressing yourself more openly and honestly with your partner. Your conversations (dialogue) become more open and honest because you feel emotionally connected with your partner and safe to address fragile topics.
- Humour can benefit your sex life. When you are connecting with your partner through humour the afterglow of the experience can unleash a sense of happiness and belonging within your connection. In this moment, couples can feel truly loved by their partner and accepted, reinforcing the emotional connection supporting the physical.
- Humour offers a holistic approach to your health. Laughter naturally treats the mind and body by lowering your stress levels & blood pressure, boosting your immune system. This leads to your muscles relaxing which triggers the release of endorphins the body’s natural feel good chemicals.
If you feel happy and content within yourself then your internal narrative will shift. Assisting your ability to express yourself through your conversations will empower both you and your connection within your relationship.
You can start doing this through the power of laughter so get creative. Get a little fun in your relationship, any form of fun will absolutely benefit your connection.