It's a proven fact that happy people do better work. Not to mention that smiling colleagues are more fun to be around. Research confirms that good old-fashioned laughter is the best medicine against bad mood and stress. Toggl tested the concept on people in Lisbon and the theory is indeed accurate. We invite you to spread the laughter to everyone around you and take a productivity break to have a laugh!
A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. It reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more.
Nothing diffuses anger and conflict faster than a shared laugh. Looking at the funny side can put problems into perspective and enable you to move on from confrontations without holding onto bitterness or resentment.
Laughter shifts perspective, allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective to a work problem creates psychological distance from the problem and help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and instead solve the problem in a creative way.