The Benefits of Smiling
A smile is the most beautiful thing you can wear, it never goes out of style, and it’s free! Smiling is the universal language of happiness and kindness, plus it has some significant benefits.
When you smile, neurotransmitters like endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin release into the brain and elevate your mood. Smiling also increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure, and can even help you to feel better during a lackluster day. Research has also shown that smiling during exercise improves overall performance and helps with endurance.
A person with a friendly smile makes them more approachable to others too. In business, this can help build strong relationships with clients, close deals more often, and create a positive working atmosphere between employees and coworkers. In personal life, smiling can help grow your circle of friends, deepen relationships with those you love, and open up new opportunities.
Smiling sends good vibes to everyone, and it’s contagious. It’s hard not to smile back when someone flashes a heartfelt grin. So many people walk through life with a constant frown, looking dull and lifeless. We don’t have the advantage of knowing what everyone is going through at work, school, or home.
Sometimes, the gift of a smile is all that is needed to brighten someone’s day. Use your smile to change the world, and don’t let the world change your smile.