8 reasons to smile

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.”

Yoko Ono

It may sound like a cliché but smile is the best medicine. Life can be stressful at times but it takes one cheeky grin to transform your mood and see the world through a different lens.

Here are some great reasons to smile more often. Don’t wait and show those pearly whites now.

8 reasons to smile

Smiling helps reduce stress

Studies proved that smiling releases endorphins, which reduce stress and anxiety.

Smiling is good for your health

Did you know that smiling boosts immune system, lowers your blood pressure and helps to regulate your heartbeat?

Smiling makes you happy

You may have woken on the wrong side of bed but the moment you put a smile on your face, your mood will immediately improve.

Smiling makes you more approachable

People who smile seem to be more approachable and trustworthy.

Smiling makes you feel more comfortable

Are you preparing for an important meeting? Look in the mirror and smile. That simple trick will fill you with confidence you need for the rest of the day.

Smiles are contagious

Smiles are one of the most contagious things in the world. Apparently, there is a scientific explanation of that phenomenon. Neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni says that we all possess mirror neurons that are essential brain cells for social interactions. He explains: “The way mirror neurons likely let us understand others is by providing some kind of inner imitation of the actions of other people, which in turn leads us to “simulate” the intentions and emotions associated with those actions. When I see you smiling, my mirror neurons for smiling fire up, too, initiating a cascade of neural activity that evokes the feeling we typically associate with a smile.”

Smiling increases productivity

Smiling can increase your productivity as it will make you feel better about your job.

Smiles are free

We have to pay for so many things on a daily basis but smiles are absolutely free. So keep smiling and spread the happiness around you!

Do you need any more reasons to smile more?

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