Smiling and Its ImportanceBy Angela Marshall, 8th May 2014
When I am out shopping or travelling into London I always feel so much better when I smile or when people smile at me. Too often people look miserable and have a habit of blanking you as if you don’t exist.
A smile can make all the difference in the world. It has the power to release stress, calm you down, make you look more attractive, as well as make you and other people happy.
A smile has many benefits:
A smile is welcoming and friendly and helps socially as well as professionally.
Helps You to De-Stress
When you feel stressed a smile is the cheapest and fastest cure, just take a minute or two to breathe in and out and smile. Smiling helps to reduce symptoms associated with anxiety. Just think of something that makes you happy as there is always something to smile about in life!
Makes you more Attractive
When a person smiles at you they always look more attractive whether it is a man, woman or child. You can get away with a lot when you smile at people as well as get better service!
A smile makes you feel good and look happy and will encourage you to feel happy as well as helping other people feel happy too. It can be contagious.
Good for the Health
Studies have shown that when people make different emotional expressions, their bodies produce physiological changes that reflect the emotion, such as changes in heart and breathing rate. The simple act of smiling sends a message to your brain that you’re happy. When you’re happy, your body releases all kinds of feel-good endorphins.
A smile given to the right person at the right time will influence what that person does next and the choices they make.
It doesn’t hurt to smile! As Louis Armstrong sang “When you’re smilin’, the whole world smiles with you.”