Do you wish you could feel better in almost an instant? Smiling can make you feel better, happier, and more positive almost as soon as you smile. Plus, you can make the world a better place.
The Power of Smiling
Smiling makes you feel good! Have you ever noticed that you feel better when you smile even if you were feeling sad before? Smiling is something that can lift your mood in almost any situation. It can help you see things in a more positive light.
Here are 3 ways smiling can improve your day:
1. Smile at yourself! Try looking in the mirror and smiling at yourself. By doing this and thinking something positive about yourself, you can improve your self-confidence.
2. Smile to brighten someone else’s day! Try smiling at someone who looks like he or she needs a positive boost today. One genuine smile can make a difference in someone’s day. Plus, smiling at someone else can make you feel better and also improve your day in the process.
Just make sure that it’s appropriate to be smiling at the person. For example, if you’re married and you’re smiling at a stranger of the opposite gender, it could be mistaken for flirting. There are certain times and situations where smiling isn’t appropriate, so think about whether it’s appropriate or not and if it could be helpful. If it’s appropriate and could be helpful, smile away!
3. Smile throughout the day! Is there any harm in smiling throughout the day? Yes, in serious situations a smile may not be appropriate. However, you may be surprised at how often a smile is not only appropriate but could help you enjoy your day and life more. Try smiling as much as possible throughout the day. It could be your goal to see how often during the day you can smile. 🙂
Smiling to Brighten Your Life and the World
The world could be a brighter place if we would all smile ourselves and smile at each other more. You may notice at first that it feels strange to smile a lot, or your facial muscles may become tired. This is a sign that smiling is something you may not have been doing often.
The next time you are feeling stressed out, nervous, down, or just needing a lift, try smiling and thinking of something positive. A smile can brighten your day and someone else’s, too.
I’d love to hear your stories about how smiling has made a difference in your life or others’ lives. 🙂
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