Try this… Think back to the last 5 days, how many time on average per day do you think you really smiled? Are you surprised? Is it more or less than you thought?
It’s a proven fact that just the motion of smiling can make you feel better, even if it’s a forced smile! By raising the muscles on your face that’s needed to smile, this releases brain hormones that triggers happiness.
If you want to see this for yourself, try holding a pen horizontally between your teeth, this forces you to smile and after a few minutes you will start to feel happier.
We smile when we meet people we know and people we’ve just met to show them we are not a threat or danger to them. It’s a very important part of non-verbal communication, showing that you are a friend and not a foe.
Smiling is also very contagious, if you smile at someone you know they will smile back and if the smiles are genuine, it will make you both feel good and release more happiness hormones creating a very positive ‘feel-good’ chain reaction.
It’s no coincidence that people who smile more tend to be more positive on their outlook on life and on average, live longer, healthier lives. Of course, it may not work trying to force a smile all day every day, you’d get a very achy face (ask Tony Blair), but when you are feeling a bit low, try forcing a smile for a few minutes and see how you feel.
Here are some or the positives effects smiling can have on you:
1. Smiling is contagious
2. Smiling lowers stress and anxiety
3. Smiling releases endorphins
4. You’ll be more attractive
5. Smiling strengthens your immune system
6. You’ll be more approachable
7. Smiling will make you more comfortable
8. You’ll seem more trustworthy
9. You’ll be a better leader
So don’t forget to smile whenever you can, not only will it make you feel better, it can make other people feel better and help you to live longer.
We also hope we can help you smile when you use our services and you see your beautiful, clean home.
I’d love to hear your comments, let me know what makes you smile.
By Kevin Goodwin, firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.directcleaners.com