Smile, the easiest thing you can do t o be happy, ain’t it? What can a smile do to you? More than you think.
What a smile can do for and to you-
- A smile can lift your mood- We smile because we are happy. AND the opposite of it is also true! A smile helps you feel happier — and being happier helps you keep the smile going in a genuine way. I would like you to watch this 1 minute video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cysPPnZEhM
- It helps bond with others- Scientists have even found that we connect in a physical way when we share a smile or a positive emotion. Our breathing and heart rates sync up, bringing powerful benefits to our health and well-being.
- Neurotransmitters called endorphins are released when you smile-Endorphins are responsible for making us feel happy, and they also help lower stress levels. They also act as the body’s natural pain killers. For sufferers of chronic pain, laughing and smiling can be very effective in pain management.
- Fake it till you make it– Faking a smile or laugh works as well as the real thing—the brain doesn’t differentiate between real or fake as it interprets the positioning of the facial muscles in the same way. This is known as the facial feedback hypothesis.
In a nutshell, smiling can make you happy. So go ahead and smile!