If we see someone smiling, or if they smile directly at us, most of us tend to smile back and this tiny act can result in lifting our own mood. Try it now, just smile. Even if you’re feeling low, give it a go and see how it makes you feel…much better, right?
It’s a bit like doing exercise when you’re feeling down, or sick. You may not like the thought of it, but going to the gym, or for a brisk walk can make you feel better thanks to endorphins. Smiling has the same effect.
This is because smiling affects us psychologically; it’s science! A simple smile activates neural messages to the brain that helps to boost our mood. So even if you don’t feel like smiling, the act of doing so can be just the tonic you need.
Smiling is contagious
Smiling at other people will help to lift the atmosphere around you, because nine times out of ten they’ll smile back.
There’s nothing worse than walking into work – usually on a Monday – to a sea of miserable faces. While this may naturally drag your own mood down, go against the tide and smile instead. And keep smiling all day. Rise above ‘Monday Misery’, paint on a beaming grin and gradually, one by one, those around you will start to follow suit because your positivity will be infectious. Try it and see how much better your workplace will become , both in terms of atmosphere and productivity.
Smiling is attractive
They say a smile is the sexiest curve on your body, and the prettiest thing you can wear, so go for it and flash that grin. Now you know why we love smiles so much at Mouth Matters! If you want an extra reason to smile, talk to us about the ways in which we could enhance yours…from whitening, to straightening and everything in between, we’ve got it covered so give us a call on 01244 343 353 and see how we could help.