Smiling is easy. We can all find something to smile about no matter what is going on for you. Forcing yourself to smile when things are not going well can feel false but it can also do you the world of good and lift your sense of well-being.
Taking your attention off what’s bothering you or making you feel sad, even just for a little while, brings many rewards. Try taking some quiet time for yourself to breathe deeply and relax, distract yourself from the doom and gloom by listening to your favourite music or just having a good old “set the world to rights” conversation with someone you love talking to and you might just find a smile creeping onto your face.
You can smile at finding something to be grateful about, remember a past scene when you were happy and content. It will do more for your well-being than chewing on the problem for ages.
Smiling is good for you. It releases positive endorphins from the brain, the feel good factor, and it’s free! It’s also good for your facial muscles.
Do you also notice that most of the time when are you smiling or smile at someone they smile back? Possibly the one good thing that is infectious? So smile and pass it on. You don’t know what good you are extending to others or what good it will bring back in return.
You will have a better sense of well-being that’s for sure!
What made you smile today? Do let us know. I’d love to hear from you. I had to smile today as I missed my stop on the train! There was no point getting upset about it as there was nothing I could do.