shutterstock HAPPY SMILEWhy Smile?


Smiling is powerful stuff, it has an immediate affect on your brain chemistry.

Here are a few of the reasons it is good for you.




1. Smiles Makes You Feel Better

Even when you don’t feel naturally like smiling the very act send messages to your brain that make you feel better. I have found this to be a powerful tool to improve my mood and calm down stress.

2. Smiling Makes You Look Better

Smiling people are attractive, we feel calmer approaching someone smiling. We look less stressed and more beautiful when we are smiling. Smiling also helps you look younger because it lifts your face and people are naturally drawn to you.


3. There are Many Health Benefits from Smiling

From lowering blood pressure to boosting your immune system, smiling affects your whole body. Smiling regularly makes you feel better and healthier.


4. You’ll Spread Joy

Smiling is a great way to spread good feeling.. our ‘mirror neurons’ make us want to smile if someone else does.


5. An ‘Always Handy’ Natural Drug

The act of smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers and serotonin and these contribute to your overall sense of wellbeing. I love that a smile is always handy, you don’t have to go and buy a way to feel better. I also find it interesting that you don’t have to actually feel happy or joyful for the smile effect to work.


6. Boost Your Own Confidence by Smiling

This can help you in many ways from being promoted and appearing to be successful to enhancing how people perceive you. I love that science has discovered that people who smile a lot are perceived as being smarter.


7. Stay More Positive Simply by Smiling

Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It’s hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that “Life is Good!” You can help yourself avoid depression, stress and worry by smiling. Smiling tricks your brain!

I love this video Smile by Nic Askew from Soul Biographies. I suggest you sign up for his regular weekly films if you like to get inspired. Keep smiling.

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