Smiling is #1 on the list of things you can do right now to increase your happiness!
Now I know many people who come to my site come because they have a feeling of unhappiness or basic unsatisfaction with their life or current circumstances. And smiling is just not something you may feel you can do right now or even want to do.
But I can assure you if you just keep the idea of smiling more in the back of your mind you will find reasons to smile. And you may even decide to “fake it till you make it”. Even a fake smile has many benefits not only to your happiness level – but physical benefits as well.
You don’t need a reason to smile. And if you believe you do – just check out the next page. With all the benefits of smiling you may just decide to make it a priority. And knowing the benefits will cause most to want to smile – all the time.
Benefits of smiling
- Smiling Makes Us Attractive We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away — but a smile draws them in.
- Smiling Changes Our Mood Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There’s a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?
- Smiling 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Smiling Helps You Stay Positive Try this test: Smile. Now try to think of something negative without losing the smile. It’s hard. When we smile our body is sending the rest of us a message that “Life is Good!” Stay away from depression, stress and worry by smiling.
- Smiles create trust and rapport. A smile is a great way of establishing mutual feelings of being on the same level as others, whether that is one-to-one or in front of a group giving a presentation. A smile says “I’m OK, you’re OK, and we’re all going to enjoy one another’s company”.
- Wrinkles are better when they’re smile lines rather than frown lines. Mark Twain said: “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been”; viewed this way, smiles are an indication of your overall character, which becomes more and more outwardly telling as you age!
- Smiling is a good long-term predictor of happier life outcomes. Smiling attracts health, happiness, friends, success, and a longer life.
- Opportunities for smiling are all around you. Try to notice them and make the most of them.
- You don’t need perfect teeth to have a perfect smile. But if you feel uncomfortable about your teeth you may be reluctant to smile, and that’s no good. Try smiling with your mouth closed to start and find as many opportunities to smile when you’re alone and may feel more comfortable. But really the goal is to learn to love and appreciate yourself for who you are. And to freely share your smile with the world!
- Wear clothes that make you smile. For me I have my favorites in my closet and they always make me smile. Just because I like them the most. I will literally do laundry every single day just to wear the clothes that I like.
- You’ve probably heard of “contagious” or “infectious” smiles. There’s a reason for this – when you smile, it tends to make others around you smile. Even in the most stressful times, a roomful of smiles can brighten everybody’s mood. And how good your teeth look or if you have smile lines or not really isn’t what lifts yours and the people around you mood. People don’t care about those things.
- Ever laugh hysterically about something you’ve just seen? Take that memory but just laugh slightly and now you have a natural pretty smile. My animals make me laugh all the time. Just thinking about them seeing a rope for the first time makes me crack up.
- Just be yourself, be natural, and be genuine. Everybody has a smile waiting to burst out from inside them somewhere!
Don’t Brush your teeth to hard! I have an electronic tooth brush and my dentist begged me to stop using it. He said I was ruining my teeth. So now I just use a normal toothbrush to keep my enamel good!
The description is true This video will make you smile especially the grandpa part. lol
Music always make me smile!