We all think of smiling as a good thing and something we should do more and we realize the benefits it can have on our popularity and on the moods of the people around us. However what we maybe don’t realize as much is what it can do for the other areas of our lives – how simply smiling can actually make everything a lot better and even advance our careers, here I will go into that in a little more detail and look at just how impressive the power of a smile is (without wanting to sound too chees…).
What a Smile Does for Our Mood
First of all, thanks to something called ‘facial feedback’, simply smiling can be one of the very best ways to improve your mood. Simply by smiling it is possible you see to actually improve your mood as it causes your body to release more positive hormones – in fact any expression that you pull has been shown to have this facial feedback effect. Next time you are feeling lethargic and tired then, simply try smiling and you’ll find it improves your mood to no end.
At the same time, because you are producing positive hormones and endorphins, rather than damaging ones like cortisones, this can then have a strengthening effect on your immune system and generally help you to become more resilient against illnesses and other problems. Of course it can also help with motivation and psychological well being no end.
What a Smile Does for Us Socially
If you thought that facial feedback was an impressive effect, then you will likely be more impressed still with the ‘mirror neurons’ in our brain which fire when we see someone else pull an expression too. This then means that the expression you see someone else pull can also cause you to produce the respective hormones and to alter your mood.
That then means that when you smile at someone, it automatically causes them to produce endorphins and to feel happier too. This then means that if you smile every time you see someone, they will then feel happier every time they see you too. This in turn then means that you can essentially create an association where they see you and then think of feeling happy and good about themselves. This association of course will then ensure that they are more likely to want to spend time with you and that will boost your social life, aid your career and help you to become more likely to succeed generally.
At the same time, because you will look happier and more confident this will also lead people to believe that you are both of those things. And when you seem more confident and happier, people tend to assume you’re more successful (which would be the reason you are feeling confident) which in turn ensures that they think you are more likely to be highly capable. Again this can help you in relationships and certainly in your career as you have an aura around you of someone who is successful and who you would want on your side.
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