Did you know you have your very own secret weapon to make yourself feel better whenever you choose? It’s called YOUR SMILE.
Smiling is very powerful and can have a big impact on how you feel.
When we smile, we use around 17 different muscles in our faces. When we use these muscles to smile, they send messages to our brain telling us that we feel good, we can relax and have fun.
When we smile at other people often the first thing they do is to smile back at us (usually before they have even thought about it!).
If we see ourselves smiling that can also have a positive impact on how we feel. It’s a lot harder to stay angry or upset if we are faced with a reflection of ourselves smiling.
To bring more smiling into your day, spend time in front of a mirror smiling at yourself – especially if you are feeling sad, nervous, or angry.
You’ll soon realise that smiling even when you don’t particularly feel like it, can actually be one of the simplest ways to lift your mood and make yourself feel happier.