Smiles and laughter are natural expressions that we learn since we were very young. It is generally accepted that they are good for both physical and mental health. Smiling and laughing can create and attract positive energy, as well as be able to push negative energy away.
No matter how hard it is, no matter if they’re real or fake, keep smiling and laughing for yourself. It has a tremendous effect on your life in a way that you can’t imagine. Here are some good reasons to wear a smile on your face and keep laughing.
1. It makes one more attractive
I don’t know why but I’m more than sure people would love to see a smiley face than a frown, scowl or grimace when it is safer hesitating and keeping some distance. You don’t have to born with a pretty face but you can look attractive with a beautiful smile.
2. It changes one’s mood
It takes many more muscles and is more tiring to frown than to smile. So every time when you feel depressed or find that you’re are slipping into a bad mood, try tricking yourself with a smile or a big laugh. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your energy and mood can be changed.
3. It is contagious in a positive way
Smiles and laughter not only makes you happy but it can do the same to others too. Who knows when your smile can make someone’s day turn around and will return to help soothe your bad day some day in the future. The sight of smiling and the sound of laughter make the world happier, don’t you think?
4. It reduces stress
A hectic, chaotic lifestyle some have increases our stress level that may lead to other illnesses. Smiling and laughing helps to prevent us from stress. When we smile, our body relaxes thereby reducing at least four neuroendocrine hormones associated with stress response including epinephrine, cortisol, dopac, and growth hormones in the blood stream.
5. It strengthens immune system
There is a connection between mind and body. A healthy mind helps the immune system to work better.
Smiles and laughter increase the number of “killer cells” and antibodies in your body, preventing you from the flu and colds or helps speed up your recovery.
6. It lowers one’s blood pressure
Give it a try – smiling and laughing are good for your heart. Whether you believe it or not, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure when you smile and laugh especially. Ten minutes of hearty laughter have been shown to produce a 10 to 20 mm drop in blood pressure that lasts for 20 minutes after the laughter stops.
7. It boosts happy hormone levels
One other way to boost endorphins (natural pain killers) and serotonin is to smile or laugh. Studies say that the facial muscles that engage in the formation of a smile and a laugh trigger endorphin release by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. That’s why it makes you feel good.
8. It makes one look younger
You don’t have to spend a penny on surgical face-lifts or bioxin treatments. Just relax and show a bright smile, from your heart, then the lines will be visually softened. This makes you feel good about yourself and can help you appear years younger than what you really are.
9. It opens the door to success
Smiling and laughing brings confidence back to you. When you feel good about yourself, knowing that you are able to do anything, you seem more likely to be promoted and more likely to be approached.
10. It keeps one staying positive
“Life Is Good.” No matter what happens, it happens for the best of your life. Seeking ‘good in bad’ is easier than seeking ‘bad in good’. Thinking positive keeps us smiling and vice versa.
Smiling and laughing are two precious capabilities we all have – use it, don’t lose it!