Say 'Cheese!'- 10 Ways Smiling Can Improve Your Life
Smiling Makes Us Look More Attractive
Why do we smile in picture? Well, people are attracted to smiles. Your smile is often the first thing someone notices when they look at you, and it can draw them in.
Smiling Can Change Our Mood
If you’re not in the best mood, try putting on a smile to trick your mind into think you’re happy. Don’t be surprised when that smile starts feeling natural.
Smiling is Contagious
A smile can brighten a room...and the people in it. When a smiley individual walks into a room, people are drawn to that person, thereby spreading the smile.
Smiling Can Relieve Stress
Turn that frown upside down. When you smile you look happy, not tired, overwhelmed or worn out. Smiling will reduce your stress and then you’ll feel more confident and better able to conquer the day.
Smiling Boosts Our Immune System
Smile and relax. When your body is relaxed, your immune system functions better.
Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure
If you have a blood pressure monitor at home you can even test this one. Start by sitting for a few minutes and then take a reading. Next, sit for a minute while smiling and then take a reading (still smiling). You should notice a measurable reduction in your blood pressure.
Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin
Smiling is a natural drug. Studies have shown that smiling releases these chemicals, which make you feel good.
Smiling Makes You Look Younger by Lifting Our Face
Smiling is a natural face lift too! When you smile you appear younger because the muscles you use to smile life your face.
Smiling Makes you Seem Successful
When you smile you look more confident. It reassures people that you are at capable.
Smiling Helps You Stay Positive
When you’re smiling it is hard to even think of something negative because that grin tells your body “No worries. It’s all good!”
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