A smile is all you need

A Smile Is All You Need

When I was a child, I used to watch a cartoon show- Winnie The Pooh. I still remember a very beautiful dialogue Winnie once said- “Your smile is a reason for many others to smile.” And I got the realization that a smile is all you need.

Just like your emotions revolve 360° after your crush smiles at you, in many other ways, a smile can do miracles in your life. When it’s a tough situation in your life, just having a smile on the face can give you the confidence to bear everything. I am not joking; it works. It has worked with me; it has worked with many. You can try it too. In this article, I would share some information to make you realize that a smile is all you need.

If we talk the science language, then the smile is an involuntary response to things or situations that make us happy, bring joy in our lives or make us feel good.

Psychologically, the smile is contagious. Remember, a receptionist at the hotel welcomes you with a smile, and you unconsciously smile back. This is true; just like many human behaviors, the smile too transfers during personal or public interactions. The good part is that this can lead you to a happy situation, even on a bad day. The bad part is, we don’t remind ourselves to smile. So, next time if things are not going well, pause a little and smile. Trust me; it will make your day.

Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
-Leo F. Buscaglia

Why does a smile work the way it works?

When our brains feel happy, endorphins are produced, and neuronal signals are transmitted to your facial muscles to trigger a smile. Endorphins are also known as the ‘feel-good hormones.’  This processes like a cycle: we feel happy, endorphins are released, which signals smile, we smile, and that fires back the signal to the brain, further endorphins are released, which end up making us happier.

You must have heard about Charles Darwin’s facial feedback hypothesis. If you haven’t heard, let me just quickly summarize his research- According to his research, we can alter our emotions by facial activity.

To describe- We feel happy, so we smile, but even if we aren’t happy and smile, then facial muscle activity will trigger happiness.
One thing is clear, intentional or unintentional; a smile will always do its job.

So, be your own reason to smile because a smile is all you need.

A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.
– Dalai Lama

A smile a day keeps the doctor away.

I hope you are not that kid who fears doctors because if you are, we have the easiest escape for you, ‘Smile.’
Yes, my dear friends, studies have shown that smiling can help in dealing with pain.

As said earlier, the smile releases endorphins-the feel-good hormones. Apart from that, it also triggers the release of serotonin which is known as the natural painkiller. Now, these two hormones do a lot of good to the human body. They elevate our mood, relax the body as well as help in relieving physical and mental pain.

Smile is the cheapest medicine and the cheapest therapy you will ever find.

Still, thinking of smiling? There is nothing to think about, just smile because a smile is all you need.

Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.
-Sri Chinmoy

Hello, attractive face!

Who doesn’t like a smiling face? No one would want to see a sulking face over a conversation or meeting. A smile can lighten someone’s face and create a positive aura around that person. A smile makes your face look more attractive than usual. Not only this, if you smile often, it will also keep you looking young.

The science says a minimum of 10-17 facial muscles are used when smiling, while 43-62 muscles are stressed when angry. This concludes that negative emotions lead to fast aging; your face starts looking dull and wrinkled if you don’t smile. At the same time, a person can look ten times younger if he/she smiles often. The muscles we use to smile lifts our face. Smiling is just like an exercise to our facial muscles. Next time, instead of acting abnormal, try smiling in front of your crush; you will look attractive because a smile is all you need.

What’s the use of worrying? It never was worth while, so pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, and smile, smile, smile.
-George Henry Powell

Become successful while smiling.

I have heard people smiling after they are successful but smiling to become successful?

No, I am not joking; several types of research have shown that people who smile regularly appear more confident. From rocking that interview to pitching that prospect to dealing with that client, confidence has to play a significant role. Not only this, these kinds of people are more likely to be promoted. Everyone loves to be around a smiling person as they create an aura where other people feel comfortable and happy.

Smiling regularly increases positivity, reduces stress, helps in anxiety, improves patience, and expands your enthusiasm. Altogether, these make the challenges easy to handle for a person, ultimately making the person closer to success. I told you, a smile is all you need.

I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.
-Santosh Kalwar

Conclusion

Smiling is an art, the easiest yet the most beautiful. You would never know what wonders a smile can do. A smile after a hectic day can reduce your stress. A smile while meeting your friends, family or girlfriend can light up their mood. A smile in the interview can make you appear different from others. A smile in front of a mirror can transform you as a person. Long story short: A smile is all you need.

It’s the simplest things that make the difference. Smiling is one of them. Keep smiling; after all, it doesn’t cost you anything.

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