How Smiling Can Improve Your Life
Ever think about how much a smile impacts your life? The truth is smiling has many mental and physical benefits we may already know about but here are five that may surprise you!
Smiling is a stress buster
Some of you may already have worked it out, but smiling a lot each day is a brilliant strategy to fighting stress in your life! From a scientific point of view, your brain contains neuropeptides: molecules that help it communicate with the rest of your body.They are also responsible for the release of certain chemicals into your body such as serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. Did you know that even just a quick smile can trigger the release of those “happy chemicals”?
Good teeth create a smile you love to show off
It’s no secret that smiling is a way of boosting your self-confidence. Of course, no-one wants to smile if they’ve got bad teeth. If you take care of yours, you’ll end up with a smile that you always want to show off!And even if your teeth need some TLC, there isn’t a problem that a dentist can help you fix. You can learn from DB Dental about the types of cosmetic treatments and teeth repairs a dentist can do to help you improve your smile!
Smiling makes others around you smile too
If you’re not the sort of person that smiles a lot, here’s a little experiment to show you how much of an impact it can have. When you happen to walk past some strangers or are waiting in a queue, for instance, smile at them if you both make eye contact at each other. Watch as they will smile back at you!
That’s because people feel good about themselves when someone smiles at them, regardless of whether they know them or not. Take a look at this article from APS about the science of smiling.
A great smile can lead you to a great job
Many scientific and physiological studies have shown that smiling at an interviewer will boost your chances of getting your dream job. As humans, we tend to react more positively to people that smile at us than those with a neutral expression or frown on their faces.
It also conveys trust, reliability, friendliness, and warmth to your potential employer. So, the next time you go for a job interview, make sure that you smile at your interviewer. Oh, and don’t do any “fake” smiles – you have to mean it when you smile at them!
Smiling is a way of making yourself attractive to others
Last, but not least, if you’re single and are looking for love, people won’t be attracted to you solely because of your looks or personality. You’re more likely to “seal the deal” if you have a genuine smile that you convey to them!
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