Does laughing have a stress-buffering effect in daily life? According to a study done by the department of clinical psychology at the University of Basel in Switzerland (March 2020) the answer is:
It was discovered that when individuals laughed frequently, stressful events were
associated with lower stress symptoms.
In Zen Buddhism, the half-smile during a meditative or mindful exercise has been known to enhance self compassion and release tension.
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