We have all heard the saying smile and the world will smile with you. The key thing in this is, if you aren’t smiling how are we going to get you to do this? Learning to love yourself above everything is the KEY to enabling you to block out negativity in your life and enable only those that want to lift you higher in. I love the quote from The Wizard of OZ: “You have always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” It is so true – even though this is a child hood fairytale – Dorothy has to learn for herself and workout for herself who she was and how she was going to get “home”. It takes a whole journey of self discovery for you to even identify whom you really are and what you really want. Today I want you to smile and watch how this can change your whole demeanour. 5 Key points about the benefit of smiling from Jennifer Smith @LifeHack online:
Neurotransmitters called endorphins are released when you smile.
These are triggered by the movements of the muscles in your face, which is interpreted by your brain, which in turn releases these chemicals. Endorphins are responsible for making us feel happy, and they also help lower stress levels. Faking a smile or laugh works as well as the real thing—the brain doesn’t differentiate between real or fake as it interprets the positioning of the facial muscles in the same way. This is known as the facial feedback hypothesis. The more we stimulate our brain to release this chemical the more often we feel happier and relaxed.
Endorphins make us feel happier and less stressed.
They also act as the body’s natural pain killers. For sufferers of chronic pain, laughing and smiling can be very effective in pain management, as can laughing off the pain when you bump an elbow or fall over.
While the release of endorphins is increased, the stress hormone cortisol is reduced.
Cortisol is more active when we feel stressed or anxious and contributes to the unpleasant feelings we experience, and by lowering it we can reduce these negative feelings.
Laughing expands the lungs, stretches the muscles in the body and stimulates homeostasis.
This exercises the body, replenishing the cells from a lungful of oxygen and gaining all the benefits of exercising the body.
A good laugh can be an effective way to release emotions.
A good laugh can help you release emotions, especially those emotions that you might bottle up inside. Everything looks that little bit better after a good laugh and life can be seen from a more positive perspective. Smiling and laughing have positive social implications as well.
7 Benefits of Smiling, Jennifer Smith, Life Hack.