It isn’t hard to do, whether it’s real or you fake it.
You do it to communicate happiness, fun, acceptance, excitement, and love.
But there’s a lot more to smiling than you might believe.
Smiling can go on to affect you in ways you couldn’t imagine.
Something so small can have such a huge impact on your everyday life.
Grab your coffee and sit down.
I’m about to reveal some amazing things I have discovered about smiling.
When you smile and the muscles in your face contract, something great happens.
You send your brain a positive feedback to reinforce your feeling of joy.
Yes that’s right, your brain’s reward mechanisms are stimulated by smiling.
Your brain is stimulated more by smiling than when you eat chocolate.
In case you didn’t know, chocolate is considered a well-regarded pleasure-inducer.
I am not making this stuff up, it’s reality.
Your brain actually keeps track of your smiles.
It’s a scorekeeper that knows how often you smile and what state of mood you “belong” in.
And there’s more…
Smiling generates positive emotions and reduces stress your body and mind feel.
I read somewhere once it’s the reason we feel happier aroundchildren, they smile more.
Children smile close to 400 times a day, happy people 50 times a day, and the average people who should smile more do so only 20 times a day.
So what does this all mean?
You guessed it; it’s time to start smiling more!
Whether it’s fake or real, you need to smile.
A good idea is to do more of the things that make you smile.
Hang out with friends, watch comedies, or anything you think causes you to smile.
Make it a habit to smile in the mirror every morning and at night before bed.
If you feel weird, do it anyways.
Smile at random people on the street and say hello.
In a world where technology is eliminating social contact, smiling and saying hello to someone can feel strange.
Again, do it anyways.
Smile at the cashier in the supermarket, at the person selling you movie tickets, at your dog, your annoying neighbor…