Share a Smile
It may seem overly simplistic suggesting that you smile more but smiling is a gift that benefits both the giver and the receiver and has even been credited with saving a life. It’s a simple but effective way you can make a difference and you can read more about it here.
Make a conscious choice to smile at everyone you pass whether you know them or not.
Look at a picture of smiling faces to lower your cortisol levels. Cortisol is released whenever you feel stressed. Too much cortisol in the system can cause tiredness, chronic inflammation and other health problems.
Smile more often. Frowning triggers the secretion of stress hormones. Smiling produces noradrenaline, a feel good hormone as well as raises your production of endorphins.
Smiling raises your energy levels.
Laughing stimulates your brain.
Smiling makes you pretttier.
Smiling is the universal sign of happiness.
Smiling makes you approachable.
Smiling is an antidepressant.
Smiling is as stimulating to your brain as receiving a large amount of cash.
Smiling reduces stress.
Women smile more than men (come on guys!).
Smiling is contagious.
Smiling makes the recipient feel good.
Share at everyone you cross paths with, the person on the street, your co-workers, your boss, your friends and family, the shop assistant, people at the train station or bus stop. Smile at everyone you pass but where possible look into the eyes of someone and give them a genuine heartfelt smile, you just don’t know what a difference it could make.
Make sure you share your story of what a difference smiling makes to your life.