The power of smiling is seriously underrated.
Too many people think that a smile is only good to put others at ease or to fit in, or that it’s something that only happens when you are really happy or watch something funny.
But smiling more isn’t just a social thing, to be done for the benefit of others. Smiling is good for you too.
Smiling releases endorphins and other good hormones, which boosts your mood.
Smiling makes your brain think you’re happy, which in turn elicits the physiological and neurological reactions that are connected to happiness.
And happiness has a direct impact on not just your wellbeing, but your health too.
Here’s the thing to realise about smiling – you CAN smile more.
It isn’t just an automatic response that you have no control over.
You can, in fact, fake it.
So if you want to feel better, smile more.
Don’t feel like it? Try faking it – see how that makes you feel.
Even a fake smile can make you feel better. And the more you practice it, the better you’ll get at it.
Smile more 🙂