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Smiling may not be able to solve all of life’s problems, but smiling does provide a number of physical as well as psychological benefits. There are 44 muscles in your face which allow you to make more than 5000 different expressions. Many of which are smiles, how often do you smile in a day?
There is research that smiling on purpose can help people feel better. Just the simple act of putting a smile on your face can lead you to feel actual happiness, joy, or amusement. Smiling on purpose changes brain chemistry. So, it can be a big help to people who are dealing with depression and anxiety.
Therefore, smiling actually makes you, the person smiling, happier regardless of the situation. Normally we are hardwired to smile only during pleasant situations. The brain in turn releases endorphins which lowers stress and improves your overall mood, hence making the situation pleasant.
Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. ... The feel-good neurotransmitters — dopamine, endorphins and serotonin — are all released when a smile flashes across your face as well. This not only relaxes your body, but it can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
Reasons to Smile more
- Smiling makes us feel attractive
- Smiling helps relieve stress
- Smiling elevates our mood
- Smiling is contagious
- Smiling boosts your immune system
- Smiling can increase our positivity
- Smiling makes us feel good
- Smiling makes you feel younger
- Smiling helps you make a better impression on other people
- Smiling makes you more approachable
Some ways to get in the habit of smiling more:
- Smile the moment you wake up.
- Remind yourself in the morning that you are going to smile more today.
- Set reminders to smile. Use your phone calendar or work calendar as reminders.
- Create cues to smile. ...
- Think happy thoughts. ...
- Smile at everyone you see today.
Remember SMILE and the world smiles with you.