"If you're reading this...congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is." - Chad Sugg
Never underestimate the power of a smile. Here's why you should never underestimate this simple gesture...
It's contagious: Have you ever walked down the street and noticed someone looking at you with a cheesy grin on their face? Studies have shown that we can recognise a smile from more than 300 feet away. Most people find it hard to frown when they see someone smiling at them. It makes us feel good.
Live an illness-free life (hopefully): When people smile around you, you become a happier person, which in turn boosts your immune system. No need for the flu shot then.
Get through the rough times: Life isn't easy and sometimes it might be hard to crack a smile when you feel like the world is falling on you, but studies show that the act of smiling release chemicals in the brain that boost our mood. Try thinking of something positive and unveil a smile. If you can't think of anything, read the above quote...
Be more attractive: No one likes a frowner and Orbit Complete have disocver that 69% of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they're wearing make-up. Smiling releases feel-good endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, making us feel increasingly positive and cheerful! Hurrah.
Build rapport: When you smile, it gives off what we like to call 'Hi, I'm a nice person' type signals. If you're an optimist and frequently smile at others, its an indication of sociability, happiness and confidence. People are more likely to relax and warm up to you this way. An easy way to boost your business!
Look younger: That's right! When you smile, especially if you're a jolly happy soul you might develop smile lines. So, embrace them. Frowning uses more muscles in your face causing you to develop greater wrinkles compared to smiling.
Look around you and find something to smile about. Maybe the sun is out (a rare thing) or the flowers have sprouted for Spring. Appreciate the simple pleasures and enjoy the weekend!
So what do you think? Will you be smiling more today?
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