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!
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