“Remember, even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.”
– Anna Lee
When you smile, you feel so much better about the world, as well as yourself. Think back to a time when you were beaming from ear to ear, and try to put yourself in that mindset again. You feel pretty awesome, huh?
When you frown, you feel negative about the world. Your shoulders are hunched, and you feel as though you can’t do anything. You feel powerless and helpless. Yet all it sometimes takes is a smile to instantly change your mood. Smiling switches you from an un-resourceful state to a resourceful state.
Most of us frown more than we smile. We all have problems to deal with, of course, but many of us are just not natural smilers. It’s not that we’re in a bad mood – we just don’t know how to smile more!
The problem is that when you don’t smile enough, you unconsciously put yourself in a downbeat mood. Imagine spending your entire day smiling. You’d be feeling awesome all day long!
If you’re not yet convinced that smiling has more than one or two benefits, here are 10 reasons why you should smile more often.
Smiling Reduces Anger
We’ve all felt ourselves burn with anger at one time or another. We’ve probably all viscously argued with our spouses, too. Do we like being angry like this? Surely not.
In future, whenever you feel yourself growing scarlet with rage, try smiling. It will instantly improve your mood, toning down your temper and bringing you to your senses.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE