There’s so much pressure to perform in adulthood as we grow older. This often means stifling your inner child. One of the things that society finds childish is watching cartoons and animated shows that are usually targeted at children. Ignore society. Here are some benefits of watching cartoons for adults.
You’ve heard it said that laughter is the best medicine, and there’s some truth to that. Studies show that cartoons lower stress-related illnesses in adults. All that laughing also releases endorphins which are feel-good hormones. Endorphins improve mood, increase pleasure and reduce stress. In this high-pressure world, the stress relief cartoons offer is more welcome than ever.
Ease depression and anxiety
Cartoons help ease depression and anxiety in a variety of ways. Funny and enjoyable cartoons lead to a release of endorphins. Endorphins have been linked to reduced depression and anxiety. Cartoons also provide a positive message about the world and promote hope.
They can help you feel less isolated and sad. Cartoons often incorporate themes like community, friendship, family, and teamwork all with good winning over evil and the sun coming out tomorrow. They can restore optimism and give someone a much-needed break from worrying and feeling sad. It’s a coping mechanism and an escape, but who here does not occasionally need an escape?
The festival of emotions can be cathartic. You’re guaranteed to experience a wide range of emotions, a smile here, a laugh there, gripping fear at points, and tears both sad and sweet. There’s something about the roller-coaster ride of emotions that is so cathartic, so refreshing to the soul.
Cartoons can be energizing and fun. Think about the feeling you get after watching something like the Power Puff Girls or the Incredibles. Watching those characters fight and struggle against villains, past their own weaknesses can energize you and give you a boost of strength to face your own world.
Next time children around you are watching, a cartoon, plop down next to them. Set your inner child loose and enjoy yourself. Here are the benefits of cartoons for children.
- Can help them build their vocabulary
- Teach all these beneficial lessons about working together and different emotions and so much more in a way that children can really respond to.
- Help them develop their imagination and creativity as they disappear into fantastical worlds through the characters.
- The fun and laughter releases endorphins which elevate mood, increase pleasure, decrease stress, depression, and anxiety, boost self-esteem and even support the immune system.
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