With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many couples are looking for romantic activities to share with their sweetie. Since Esther’s Follies is the go-to source for a great date night in Austin, learn about the benefits of laugher and the surprising ways laughter strengthens your relationships.
Laughter Creates a Stronger Bond
Every adult knows that as we get older we laugh less. Bills go unpaid, cars get in accidents, kids need to be shuttled to soccer, and the toilet explodes. All these unavoidable life incidents can cause stress on a marriage.
The antidote? Laugh about it!
To diminish stress in a relationship, laughter is an invaluable tool. Plus, it’s sexy to see your partner laugh instead of blowing up with anger over a flat tire or overflowing toilet. When you can laugh together instead of quarrel, you create a lasting stronger bond.
“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.” William Arthur Ward
Laughter Increases Intimacy and Closeness
Friends and married couples will often have “inside jokes” that they refer to for decades. Pulling out a funny inside joke when your partner does not expect it can be a quick and easy way to add levity and silliness to an uncomfortable situation. If you can make someone laugh, you truly have a special gift.
Instead of pushing each other away during a crisis, you can use humor to bond and show each other you are in this crazy life together, good times and bad. This positive attitude increases intimacy.
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” Kurt Vonnegut
Laughter Enhances Creativity
If you are looking for creative inspiration either at work, home, or for a personal project, it’s common to face paralyzing inertia at times. By surrounding yourself with funny, creative people you are helping your brain to look at things from a different perspective.
Most of all, it’s important to feed your creativity regularly to keep the well flowing. Humor offers the unexpected, and the payoff is a renewed flow of creative ideas.
“All work and no play doesn’t just make Jill and Jack dull, it kills the potential of discovery, mastery, and openness to change and flexibility and it hinders innovation and invention.” – Joline Godfrey
In conclusion, laughter is one of the best ways to strengthen your marriage. And it’s not just married folks that benefit from laughter. Corporations, coworkers, friends and families can all tap into the power of laughing together.
If you are ready to spark more joy and laughter in your life, take a look at our upcoming shows and book yourself a ticket!
If you can join us the weekend of February 9- 11, 2017, Esther’s will have a Valentine’s Day themed show with exclusive sketches and songs on love and marriage. We can’t wait to make you laugh out loud!
About the Author:
Laura Mathis is a past Esther’s Follies performer who graced the stage from 2003- 2006 with her Canadian charms and willingness to wear any type of costume to get a laugh. Follow Laura on Twitter @thelauramathis