The Power of a Smile is real – through researches and reports! Who doesn’t like a smile?
Which is more remarkable? The above shown way or this?
I guess it’s with the smile! A smile has many benefits to our health and wellbeing. It seems we’re a naturally smiling species and we can “use” a smile to impact social situations positively. Paul Ekman, facial expressions’ expert, says that smiles are cross-cultural, with the same meaning in different societies. Remember the woman that doesn’t smile for 40 years? Impressive!
“More than 30% of us smile more than 20 times a day and less than 14% of us smile less than 5 times a day. Children smile as many as 400 times a day! A 3-D ultrasound shows that babies appear to smile even in the womb and blind babies smile hearing human voice.” When we see people smiling, we tend to smile too. It’s contagious! “Smiling stimulates our brain’s reward mechanisms and even chocolate, a high pleasure-inducer, cannot match it. A British study found that one smile has the same level of brain stimulation of 2,000 chocolate bars.”
A smile reduces stress hormones and blood pressure. It creates a joyful atmosphere and heavy work turns lighter. To other people, when we smile we not only appear more likeable and attractive, but we’re seen as being more competent! A smile builds better and faster relationships, crucial when it comes to first impressions. It enriches lives, adds something good to each one of us, so… SMILE!
Do you like to smile, often? Have you noticed that when you were down sometimes, smiling changed your mood?
May you share your smile with many people around you to multiply joy and happiness!
Wishing you a great weekend with smiles! Thanks for the lovely comments!