Laughter has been scientifically proven to strengthen your immune system, release stress, and promote feelings of well-being via the endorphin rush to your brain.
That’s why humor in a social setting makes for such an enjoyable experience. There’s a time and a place for everything, but if the situation permits, try injecting some humor into your standard conversations. You’d be surprised to find who shares a similar sense of humor.
People tend to shy away from humor in a social setting because it’s risky, but there’s no reason to be timid. Ask yourself, what do you find humorous? What do you think your peers find humorous? What kind of humor is appropriate for the situation?
All of these questions come into play when you introduce humor into a new setting. Be the one willing to invigorate social gatherings and find humor in the not-so-stimulating situations. You’ll create a healthier social atmosphere for all.