Smiling Reduces Your Body’s Stress Response!

Doris DayYou know one of my favorite things to do is to SMILE!! Why? “I Love To Smile” will tell you. Wearing a smile, even when speaking on the phone, helps your happy personality shine through. Now there are more research findings showing that smiling can help us overcome a stressful event. Truly.

“In a study forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychological scientists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman of the University of Kansas investigate the potential benefits of smiling by looking at how different types of smiling, and the awareness of smiling, affects individuals’ ability to recover from episodes of stress.”

Their “findings show that smiling during brief stressors can help to reduce the intensity of the body’s stress response, regardless of whether a person actually feels happy.” Science Daily

The different types of smiling noted were a basic grin versus a smile that includes the eyes (I call this the “Twinkling Eyes” effect).  Try it – right now. Grin, and then smile a smile that includes your eyes. You can’t help but feel a big smile right down to your heart. I can totally see how smiling can help smooth out those rough days.

Smiling allows you to be ready to laugh when the opportunity presents!

And you know how “I Love to Laugh!”, don’t you?

Want to be relaxed, healthy and stress free? Then try to Smile and Laugh a whole lot more!

 

Put On A Happy Face!

I LOVE TO SMILE!!!Smiling with tomatoes by Odddutch

I love to smile and I especially love it when someone smiles at me! It makes me feel like we are sharing something really special!

A smile imparts pleasantness and favor, acceptance, appreciation and love.  Smiles promoteThere's always a reason to smile by Jeff Engelhardt optimism, exude confidence,  share a secret understanding, transmit happiness, uplift the spirits, provoke curiosity and are rays of sunshine.  Smiles can open doors, hearts and minds. They can be felt within a telephone conversation, or transmitted in an email or tweet. They let the receiver know that you are confident, approachable, friendly and happy!smiles for a bride by charmedhunter27

SShiny Happy People from Montreal by cdrykmiling words:  Thank you so much!  You are too kind! I appreciate you and all that you do! You are the best!   You  made my day!  How can I help you?  You are so sweet!   Thanks for the laugh! (- I know you can think of more!)

A smile can precede a spontaneous giggle or hearty laugh.  Smiles just make life better!

As I get older, I am smiling more because I have so much to be thankful for…….and it is a natural facelift, straightening out my wrinkles, unfurrowing my brows, and relaxing my whole face!

So from now on, resolve to Smile More, Smile Often and have a Fabulous Day!

Thanks for stopping by, and for heaven’s sake SMILE!!

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