“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
Did you know that most babies smile in the womb? Even blind babies smile to the human voice. Now it is evidently that everybody knows that smiling is healthy and a basic human expression known to all cultures, but then again, why doesn’t everybody do it all the time? Why do we need a stimulus or something funny (a reason) to smile?
I’m not saying that you should become a crazy person and start laughing without a reason, because everybody will indeed think you are out of your mind. But the simple art of curving your lips into the shape of a smile can work wonders! Did you ever see a statue of buddha? He’s known for being enlightened and for smiling. Now I ask myself..was he enlightened, because he smiled or did he smile, because he was enlightened? I guess we will never know, but we could try to grasp the potential that is in a smile or we could keep wondering.
So, if you want to start your day well off, then I can highly recommend you this approach:
- Smile for a whole minute in front of your mirror or wherever you feel like. Preferably while looking at yourself and acknowledging that grin which you were hiding for no reason.
According to this Ted Talk smiling has a lot of effects on your health.
The effects of smiling are worth a smile itself. See for yourself:
1. Smiling extends your life span.
2. It stimulates your brain reward mechanism in the way that even chocolate cannot match.
3. Smiling reduces the hormones Cortisol and Adrenalin making you stress-free.
4. Reduces your blood pressure.
So next time you want to take a bite of that chocolate cake, just remember that just smiling could do the trick..
And remember: A smile a day keeps the doctor away!
Thanks for reading..Keep improving!