The value of a smile
The value of a smile
In ‘happy situations’ our natural bodily function would be to smile. This releases an incredible amount of those feel good endorphins. To put this into perspective; smiling can release more of these happy endorphins than alcohol, drugs or even chocolate can. Powerful messages are sent to and from the brain and this ultimately uplifts even the dullest of moods. It instils in us, positivity that can carry you out for the remainder of the day. The simple act of smiling can increase your overall mood, lower anxiety levels, lower stress levels; it can even help you look more attractive.
Because your mood is lifted, you feel lighter; less stressed, less overwhelmed and can assist you in experiencing an overall feeling of contentment. Smiling actually increases your productivity, not only that; you become more approachable when you smile. Your smile is contagious, others around you smile because of your smile.
Ever noticed how, no matter how crap your day may have been, when someone tells you a joke and you manage to break into a smile, you somehow feel better?
How can I possible smile with so many bad things happening in my life right now?
Sometimes, nothing seems to be going right in your life. Days are dark. Friends may seem few. You have every reason to frown and very little to smile.
Smiling may seem like a natural bodily function when you’re happy, now given all the benefits that smiling can bring, it may seem like you cannot benefit from all the good a smile can bring. You may think that smiling only comes about when you actually have something to smile about.
Did you know that it has actually been proven that ‘forcing a smile’ can lead you to feel better? Forcing a smile can assist by reducing stress levels, it can instil in us a sense gratitude and uplift your overall mood.
No matter how good or bad your day may seem. Try and smile, you will be surprised at just how beneficial it will be. A simple smile can brighten not only your day, but those around you.
The value of a smile….
It’s late Saturday evening in the city that never sleeps. Catherine was found slaving away at CNA, a local bookstore. Not that she minded though, she loved it. It gave her extra income and she got to read plenty of books without having to pay. Working late and ungodly hours had never been an issue for her. Besides, she needed the money. With unparalleled exotic elegance and beauty, she never knew if all these men actually had a genuine interest in stationery, literary pieces or if they were just trying to get in her pants. In any case, she was not interested in any them.
Not after the hell she’s been through.
A smile can tell a million stories. A glum mood can be lifted, a deal is struck, a person’s confidence may be boosted or an apology is accepted. A smile can cover hurt. It can cover pain. A smile can hide anger, remorse and resentment. A smile can, at least just for that moment, lead you to believe that everything will be okay.
She smiles. “Hi there, need help?”