A Introduction to Smiling
June 07, 2017
Are you a novice to the habit of smiling. I will suggest a beginning exercise that may help. Not only will you feel better, but it pays well too.
S - Stretch your cheeks as far as they can go to the left and the right.
M - Make yourself hold that position.
I - Inhale, but hold your facial position.
L - Lighten up your stance by tensing and relaxing your muscles.
E - Enjoy the giggle that is now turning from a chuckle to a cackle.
Practice this process until it comes naturally. Maintaining the habit will not be nearly as challenging as starting. Others will reinforce it by smiling back and you will feel like a million dollars.
he advantages to smiling are both documented and anecdotal.
From Net Doctor.
From Fast Company: How Smiling Changes Your Brain.
From a research perspective, take a look at this paper: The Memory Promoting Effect of Smiling in Face Cognition.
Can it be that smiling makes us smarter too?