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9 Reasons You Should Be Smiling

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This post was shared with us through our Pink Community by Michelle Medina. Thanks, Michelle for giving us create content for our Fun 'N' Games page!

  1. Smiling Changes Our Mood. Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance your mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
  2. Smiling is Contagious. When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.
  3. Smiling Relieves Stress. Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.
  4. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System. Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.
  5. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure. When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure.
  6. Smiling Makes You Feel Good. Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.
  7. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger. The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day, you'll look younger and feel better.
  8. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful. Smiling people appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and more likely to be approached. Put on a smile at meetings and appointments and people will react to you differently.
  9. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive. Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile.

When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that "Life is Good!" Stay away from depression, stress and worry.

Mark Stibich, Ph.D.


Comments

Krista Ross's picture

It really works, too!

I've been smiling my head off the last 2 months since I decided to separate from my husband. I can't help myself, but it also feels great and what's even more interesting is that people are reacting very differently to me. People at work that I never talk to are suddenly more friendly, and random people on the street, in stores, etc. are smiling back, being more helpful, etc.

Dr. Jay's picture

Smiling

I love this post and anything that helps a person move towards health and happiness. "Life is Good"!

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