Why You Should Smile EVERY DAY!
Your smile is your best accessory! Sure, there are days when you don’t feel like smiling, but even a fake smile can make you feel and look better. Best of all, it can make those around you feel like a million bucks. When you’re feeling frowny, just remember the following reasons why you should smile every day:
Smiling Is Contagious
Louis Armstrong said it best: “When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.” Want a challange? Try to NOT smile at someone who smiles at you. Smiling makes others feel happy and valued. Another perk? A genuine smile can disarm even the most hostile person. In almost any situation, a smile will make others around you do the same.
Smiling Makes You Feel Good
Here’s another challenge: Simultaneously try to smile and feel miserable. It’s simply not going to happen! Not that smiling is the cure to everything, but even a fake smile will get those neurotransmitters going and make you feel good. Smiling stimulates the production of serotonin and other endorphins that ward off depression. The next time you’re feeling blue, try smiling!
Smiling Is Good For Your Body
In a 2012 study at the University of Kansas, researchers found that smiling influences the body’s ability to recover from stress. Under stress-inducing stimuli, the heart rates of those who smiled recovered faster than those who didn’t. Smiling also retrains your brain. Each time you smile, your brain tracks the activity; as the activity becomes habitual, your brain “rewires” itself to form more positive thought patterns than negative.
Smiling Makes You Successful
Okay…there is no guarantee that it will make you successful, but it will create the perception that you are successful – and that’s half the battle. People who smile are often more productive and more creative; both traits lead to enhance problem-solving abilities. Those who can deal with conflict and resolve it with a smile are more likely to be recognized as successful by others.
Smiling Makes You Look Good
For some, this may be the single most important reason to smile. When you smile, the corners of your mouth lift, your cheeks lift, your jaw (or jowls, in some cases) lift – all of which make you look vibrant and youthful. If your smile is genuine, then the corners of your eyes lift, as well. Smiling simply makes you look kind, pleasant, and approachable.
What’s keeping you from smiling? If you don’t have the smile you desire, Waterford Family Dental Care can help. From Invisalign to implants, we can give you a smile that you’re happy to share with the world. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.