Why Smile?

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Photo Credit: Tricia Molloy

(Smile as you read this.)

Do you know what happens when you purposely smile for as little as 20 seconds?

Triggered by the movements of the muscles in your face, your brain interprets that as happiness and releases feel-good endorphins into your bloodstream.

Known as the “facial feedback hypothesis,” this simple practice will help you reduce stress and anxiety, build confidence, and be more positive and productive.

Smile when you wake up and when you’re in the shower. Smile when you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic. People will wonder what’s going on in your car! Smile when you pick up the phone to call a client or loved one. It’ll show in your voice.

When you smile at the office or networking events, you attract people to you. Much like a yawn, smiles are “contagious” and will help others feel better, too.

Feeling better already?

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