Monday, December 12, 2016

What Smiling actually Does to You

Your smile is not just an expression of your happiness. It is a weapon, a tool, a medicine, a therapy, an attack or defense technique (baffled?) a natural technology, a beauty device but above all it is a window to your emotional being. But smiling has many more benefits.

Sometimes you smile because you are happy. But sometimes your smile makes you happy

You smile when you are happy. Did you know you can also turn it the other way around? Yes. You may smile and then feel happier even if you were down in the dumps just before smiling...Test it.
Smile doesn't just signify your happiness - It switches a button in your brain to actually make you feel happy starting a chain reaction of making others feel happy and ultimately making you feel happier.
So by smiling you actually trigger a chemical changes in your brain that affects your thinking, attitude, personality and state of mind.

Rewiring your tendencies 

When you smile your brain mechanically registers this activity and tracks its frequency which in turn subsides the negative emotions rising or residing in your head. So, the more you smile the more effective you get at breaking down the negativity in your brain. If you smile often enough or train yourself to do so, you end up rewiring yourself from negative to positive!

Smile Constipation and Constipation Smile

One may have a constipation smile or smile constipation. Both are different. While former means smiling screwing your mouth as if you're unable to relieve yourself on the toilet effectively enough, the latter means you are capable of smiling but would rather not. Believe me, there are more smile constipated people in the world than people with constipation smile.

You can Train Yourself to Smile 

You can actually train your brain to think positively by smiling more often, just as an athlete trains his body to become stronger by exercise.

Smiling has medical Benefits too, not one but many

Smiling relieves tense muscles and nerves that you get by working hard, straining yourself over much and exposing yourself to emotional or mental stress. You knew your coffee breaks with your colleagues or sharing naughty Whatsapp messages were doing some magic on you. Admit, you didn't know your smile was responsible for it.

Smiling doesn't only relieve stress, it also relaxes heart, lowers blood pressure and is the most effective antidepressant. And it is totally free.

It Enhances your Beauty and Appeal

You actually look prettier when you smile. Your smile automatically forces people to smile back at you, open up towards you and think about you positively and even treat you differently. You’re viewed as attractive, happy and cheerful, open, warm and friendly person. A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia reported that seeing an attractive smiling face activates your orbitofrontal cortex, the region in your brain that process sensory rewards. This suggests that when you view a person smiling, you actually feel rewarded.

Smiling is Easier

It’s easier to smile than to frown: Scientists have discovered that your body has to work harder and use more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

Real and Fake Smile

You must have heard of 'fake' and 'genuine' smiles! And you have to deal with this phenomena on daily basis. It is the chief cause of subconsciously guiding your intuition why you can't warm up to someone even though he/ she smiles at you quite frequently. Fake smile is when one pretends to smile without any true feeling- so he just lifts up the corners of his mouth, flash a few teeth and shut back; whereas a real smile is like a shaft of light that lights up the entire countenance including the eyes, cheeks, face movement and position.
Smile is like a light bulb that will light you up from inside and out!

It Alters Your Outlook Positively

More recently, psychologists at the University of Sussex in England reported that when we smile, we see other people’s frowns as less severe, and that when we frown we see their smiling faces as less happy.
Now, in a new paper in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, a research team based in London and Madrid has further explored the possibility that when we smile it actually changes the way our brains process other people’s emotions. To do this, they used a technique called EEG (electroencephalography) to record the brainwaves of 25 participants as they looked at photographs of faces that were either smiling or showing a neutral expression.

A Smile has Special Powers

A smile has special powers. You can calm fear, insecurity, hurt and anxiety not only in yourself, but in those around you that are experiencing those feelings. The next time someone is feeling sad, scared, nervous, whatever it may be, try handling them tenderly with a soothing reassuring smile on your face and see how quickly it calms them down!

A Smile can Builds Relationships

Smile helps build better and faster relationships. Now you know why most films involve a smiling girl and someone falls in love with her ...

Where Health Benefits are concerned Even Fake Smiles do the Trick

Some researchers insist that only a genuine smile can benefit you whereas some researchers back up concrete research findings that indicate even a forced smile can make you feel happy, even when your current mood and surroundings suggest otherwise. Smiling for a brief period of time will just as well render its benefits even if it was not genuine.
Just like you use artificial fire to ignite real fire for your barbeque...

Smiling Induces Happiness and Cheerfulness

Smiling reduces stress that your body and mind feel, almost similar to getting good sleep, according to recent studies. And smiling helps to generate more positive emotions within you. That’s why we often feel happier around children – they smile more. On average, they do so 400 times a day. Whilst happy people still smile 40-50 times a day, the average of us only does so 20 times.

Reason or no Reason - Just Smile. That's a Good Reason Enough!

Sometimes smiling for no reason actually becomes the exact reason for smiling more!
So make your smile your doctor and you won't need a doctor. Make it your friend and you won't be friendless.
Just a smile of yours can change your world...or that of others!

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