Smiling is pretty easy to do except for when we’re not in the mood to. Attempting to smile even when you don’t feel like it can actually make you feel better. Besides that, numerous research now shows that there are many great benefits of smiling! For example:
Smiling makes us look more attractive
The person who smiles easily automatically comes across as charming and lovely. Compare someone who smiles easily to someone who looks sullen mostly, who would you say looks more attractive? A good test to do to prove one looks more attractive when smiling than opposed to one who looks sad and sullen, just take two photos comparing both facial expressions. You’ll soon find out what looks more attractive.
Smiling can change our mood and other’s moods.
When you’re feeling down and low, just try to smile and maybe even look in the mirror and smile at yourself. You should instantly feel better. Didyou know that your smile may make another person feel better too? Smiling can be rather infectious. Smiling also influences others to smile back or smile at other people. It’s great for overall human relationships.
Smiling often lures people in front of us to smile back
Have you ever noticed sometimes that when you smile at strangers in passing, they automatically smile back most of the time? Whenever you can, just smile for the sake of brightening up another person’s day! You’ll feel much better for it too.
Smiling can reduce stress
The first signs of stress appear on the face. The face does not look very good at all when one is under great stress and does not smile at all. Smiling helps prevent the impression we give others that we are under stress, tired or feeling “down”. People are greatly admired who are able to smile through times of great stress or unhappiness.
Smiling improves your body’s immune system
Smiling actually makes your body and mind feel more relaxed. Smiling relaxes your facial muscles. Under these cirumstances, smiling therefore can help the body’s immune system work properly.
Smiling releases endorphins (natural painkillers) and serotonin (remedy for depression)
Several studies have shown that a smile can stimulate the release of endorphins, a natural pain reliever, as well as serotonin. Therefore, smiling a lot is considered is a natural remedy for general ill health.
Smiling makes you look younger
The muscles that are used when you are smiling actually exercise your facial muscles to make you look younger. The more you smile, the more you exercise your facial muscles which make you look more younger and your face more attractive looking.
Smiling makes you look successful
The person who smiles a lot appear more self assured, confident, friendlier and happier in his/her life. Try to smile when you have a meeting, or whenever you have an appointment with anyone.
Smiling makes you positive
Smile! Or fake it till you make it. In other words, smiling when you’re feeling downright sad or negative can trick your mind into thinking something positive instead thus your mood will change for the better. Smiling will relax you mentally therefore changing your frame of mind to look at a negative situation in a more positive light. Smile even when you don’t feel it or your mood doesn’t support it. Just smile….
So, there are far more benefits to smiling than not smiling at all. Smiling should be considered a charity! So smile all you can! You’ll only gain and not lose by doing it as much as you can.