Someone once said, “Smile – It’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.” (Kissing being the first, of course.) And it’s true. With one simple movement, you can change your day, someone’s life, and even the way your body functions. Don’t keep your smiles to yourself. There are many delightful things to be attained from one little smile.
1. Instant beauty – even without makeup
When you smile, the muscles you use to perform the action lift the face. This makes you look younger and more attractive. In addition to that, smiling gives you a positive air that is appealing to people.
2. Elevates your mood
No matter how sad you feel, smiling will often times make you feel better. This happens because when you smile, your body releases endorphins, other natural pain killers, and serotonin.
3. Keeps you positive
It is hard for you to be sad when everyone around you is happy and smiling. Add to this the natural high you get when you smile. How can you not have a positive attitude with all the happiness flowing through your mind and body?
4. Stress reliever
The happy hormones and pain killers released when you smile help relax your body and mind. So the next time you feel anxious and stressed, just stop what you’re doing, take a few deep breaths, and smile.
5. Easy way to health
Your immune system functions better when your body is calm and relaxed. Smiling can help prevent heart disease by lowering blood pressure. Your digestion and blood sugar levels may also benefit from smiling. And I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but smiling can help make workouts more fun and bearable.
6. Aura of success
The positivity and happiness that you get from smiling contributes to the way people view you. If you smile, you appear more confident and successful to other people.
7. Makes you approachable
People are more drawn to you if you are smiling and happy, rather than when you are sad and frowning. You will look more approachable and friendly. You will have a higher chance of landing projects, getting a job, and making new friends.
8. Good kind of contagious
A smile is one of the things that I wouldn’t mind catching from someone else. And it’s a good thing that smiling is contagious. Did you notice that seeing a happy scene on TV, a successful friend, or a smiling person/group also makes you smile?
Life is too short for frowns and negativity. When you find yourself feeling down, find ways to make yourself smile. There are so many reasons and ways in this life to turn that frown upside down. Embrace the habit of smiling and feel the changes in your everyday life. Now, think about it: when was the last time you smiled?