Humor can help you:
Form a stronger bond with other people. Your health and happiness depend, to a large degree, on the quality of your relationships—and laughter binds people together.
Smooth over differences. Using gentle humor often helps you address even the most sensitive issues, such as sex or in-laws.
Diffuse tension. A well-timed joke can ease a tense situation and help you resolve disagreements.
Overcome problems and setbacks. A sense of humor is the key to resilience. It helps you take hardships in stride, weather disappointment, and bounce back from adversity and loss.
Put things into perspective. Most situations are not as bleak as they appear when looked at from a playful and humorous point of view. Humor can help you reframe problems that might otherwise seem overwhelming and damage a relationship.
Be more creative. Humor and playfulness can loosen you up, energize your thinking, and inspire you