5 Reasons Your Smile Can Make You Happy
“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa
It can make you happy and people around you feel comfortable and relaxed. When you walk into a tensed ambiance, like an interview or a test, and you are greeted with a courteous friendly smile, you are instantly put at ease. Smiling hence is a healthy habit and when you initiate it, it ultimately makes you feel content and happy. Here are 5 reasons your smile can make you happy.
1. It helps reduce stress
Reflecting on your experiences you would probably realize that during a depressed phase or times you have cried out in front of someone who cares about you, the first thing they ask you to do is to give them a nice, big smile. This simple advice is generally given with the intention to help you dial down the stress.
2. It makes you feel good about yourself
When you smile, your blood pressure reduces. Your mood is improved due to the endorphin rush in your body. Smiling makes you feel that your life is not as bad it appears. A smile can help you perceive yourself differently.
3. A smile is contagious
Smile acts as a social contagion. When you smile, the whole world smiles with you. You can feel the room brighten up. This applies to even those who avoid making eye contact with you. If you smile at them, they will have no choice but to return the favor; it is an automated mimicked response.