1. Home

  2. Habit Directory

  3. Watch Something Funny
Watch Something Funny

Watch Something Funny

Discover More Habits
Watch Something Funny infographic
Pencil icon


They say laughter is the best medicine and what better way to make yourself laugh than to watch something funny? Whether you like cat videos, memes, or sit-coms, watching something funny can help reduce your stress hormone levels and improve your mood.

Question mark icon

How to Do It

When you catch yourself starting to feel stressed, take a break to watch some funny videos online. You can look up videos designed to make you laugh, like “try not to laugh” videos or your favorite stand-up comic. Just a few minutes of this can drastically improve your mood.

Finger up icon


  • May reduce stress
  • May improve short term memory
  • May improve immune system
  • May improve mood
  • May relax muscles
Clock icon

Time Commitment

5-10 minutes

Gear icon

Why it works

By making you laugh, funny videos can actually trigger a physiological reaction that includes a reduction in the level of cortisol in your body while increasing the amount of endorphins. 

Cortisol is one of the hormones responsible for stress and many other issues. It’s the reduction in stress that is associated with improved mood and memory! In addition, the act of laughing causes your muscles to contract and then relax while taking in an increased amount of oxygen. This leaves your body feeling more relaxed physically and mentally.

Calendar icon

Suggested Frequency

Daily or as needed

Warning icon

Possible Side Effects

Spending too much time watching TV

Gear icon

Required Equipment

An internet connection and a screen

Finger up icon

Gurus/Celebrities/Doing it

Christopher Walken

Jon Hamm

Kristin Bell

Clock icon

Suggested Time of Day


Notes icon


Watching something funny means whatever you think is funny. If it makes you laugh, then it’s doing its job and your body and mind are getting the benefits.

Category icon


 Happiness  Confidence  Stress  Immunity  Productivity  Memory
Discover More Habits

More Habits

Rate Habit

Watch Something Funny

Contact us





Thank you

Thank you for your message. It has been sent.