Researchers have been performing study after study that proves that smiling is good for us. Some of these benefits of smiling are:
- We become more attractive to others
- Improved mood
- Contagious (in a good way) we get others around us to smile also
- Stress reliever with lowered adrenaline and cortisol levels
- Boosted immune system
- Lowered blood pressure
- Releases endorphins and serotonin
So, this habit is to get in front of a mirror and smile. Even if you fake it we still get the above benefits from smiling.
Also, there’s this thing called youtube.com. You can basically type in whatever you want to see and that video will pop up for you.
Take a break from watching scary or sad or upsetting videos and search for “babies laughing” and watch whatever videos come up.
Try to watch 3 or 30 of them. Notice that funny response you have? It’s called a smile.
Be aware that this could lead to laughing and sudden bouts of feeling better.
Try this: Stand in front of a mirror and smile at yourself for at least 15 seconds. Bonus points if you can do this in front of/with another human being. 🙂