“A smile confuses an approaching frown.” – Author Unknown
As we get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the day, we tend to let our smile fade away. We forget the true benefit that a warm smile has on us and others around us.
I encourage you to start your day off with a smile. It will instantly curve your mood for the better and it will uplift another person’s mood in return.
Well you may say, “Jarrod, people won’t take me seriously if I walk around smiling for no reason.” I dare you to shake this mentality and open your range of thinking. You’re only focusing on the negative aspect of the spectrum, when thinking such a thought.
Too often we focus on the reason why everyone says we shouldn’t smile, but what about those reasons that we should smile? Here are a few reasons why you should smile:
- Smiling is contagious.
- Smiling has been proven to be an instant mood changer.
- When you smile you communicate to yourself that everything is okay.
- Studies have shown that employers promote employees who tend to smile more.
- People who smile are seen by most to be more confident.
- Smiling is universal body language.
- When you smile, the whole world smiles with you. When you frown you frown alone.
- It takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown.
- You look better when you smile. After all, why do they always say smile before taking pictures? To make the pictures look presentable.
- A warm smile brightens up the room.
- People who smile appear more friendly and outgoing.
- Coping mechanism – Such as laughing, sometimes you have to smile to keep from crying. Even when in the face of adversity and extreme stress a smile is your ability to cope with the situation.
Relinquish the mind-set that the world has placed on you that says you shouldn’t smile. Change your focus.
Remember, you have a small window of time to make a great first impression, why not make that impression on the back of a welcoming smile. I do believe you will be remembered for the smile that you posses. Make the wise decision to bring a warm smile to the equation today as you charge forth on your journey of life!
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