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9/20/2021 12:25:49 AM

When You Smile...

8/23/2017

Life Tip—Try smiling and you’ll be happier

Here is a good reminder, smiling has tremendous benefits. Training yourself to grin can lower stress, strengthen your immune system and even better, it’s contagious. A smile helps puts those around you at ease because a cheerful countenance gives off a competent vibe and makes you more approachable or even trustworthy. It’s all true. Study after study confirms that a smile can go a very long way when it comes to improving your attitude and the attitude of those around you. So if you’ve fallen out of the habit to smile, here are a few suggestions to get you back on track.

Leave reminders- Leave notes to yourself reminding you to grin. Leave a note on the bathroom mirror, the hallway mirror, the rear view mirror and anywhere else you can see yourself with a cheerful expression. Program your smartphone, tablet or computer for smiling reminders as well. Are you in management? Do you give presentations? Are you a teacher? A parent? A friend? Leave yourself notes to encourage yourself to smile. Smiles produce positive responses.

Be natural- There is a noticeable difference between a smile and a smirk. Get some feedback from people you trust. Stay mindful of your face north of your mouth. Squinted eyelids, furrowed brows or a crinkled nose can send mixed signals. Practice your smile until it becomes a natural default. You don’t want to be a doppelganger for the Joker.

Smiling is a free life hack that will yield priceless dividends throughout your life. Smiles can be understood by all ages and all cultures. It’s true when they say, “Smile and the whole world smiles back at you.”

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart… Proverbs 15:30

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