Moments…that’s all it takes to spread some ‘feel good’ around. Think about it this way: One reason many people work out or run is to get that sense of euphoria that results – the ‘feel good’ that comes as a result of exercise when endorphins are released. Guess what! An easy way to trigger those endorphins is to smile. So in a just a few seconds you could share a simple pleasure that can increase not only your happiness but someone else’s. Set your intentions for the day with positive journaling, exercise or motivational quotes.
1. A smile reduces stress.
2. A smile improves heart health.
3. A smile improves your ability to handle emotions.
So if smiling has these benefits, maybe you should spread some ‘feel good’ around. What are some great ways? Let others know you are thinking about them with a card or gift, extra time, a text, phone call or even a posting celebrating something important in their life.
When we feel good about ourselves, our smile is authentic and it is from the inside out! It is a choice. That positive mindset with health benefits. Yes!
Bringing a smile to that person’s face can have many benefits. Think about facing a conflictual situation with a smile. How does a smile benefit a handshake? When you are negotiating a business contract and there is a pause, what if you smile? But you might want to make someone smile just because. Whatever the reason, share a smile – it will make you feel good and make someone else feel good, too!