If you have trouble smiling and feeling unhappy, you are probably stressed out all the time. Smiling is an outward expression of an inward feeling.
If you had a stressful childhood, there is a possibility you didn’t smile very much. Unfortunately, the absence of smiling in these circumstances can become a habit that can last a lifetime. If this is your experience, the chances are you need to re-learn how to smile. Learning to smile more often can help you lose your pent-up stress leading to a much better life. Smile and laughter are powerful forces of nature. When we smile and laugh, nature’s provides feel-good chemicals called endorphins and dopamine. These natural chemicals enhance our moods by making us feel more peaceful, calmer, and happier. If you want to feel happier, then learning how to smile more often is a great goal to reach. Smiling is a medicine that lets us cope with stress, experience feelings of hopefulness, and allows us to see our problems in a new light. The power of smiling should never be underestimated, as it turns a negative thought or moment into a positive one. For some people, smiling and laughing is almost second nature because they do it frequently and genuinely. But If smiling doesn’t come natural, make the extra effort to smile and laugh more often.
There are several ways to re-learn how to smile. First, you need to give yourself a reason to smile. If you feel good inside, you will naturally smile on the outside. However, also deliberately making yourself smile can make you feel good on the inside as well. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realised I didn’t smile as much as those around me. So I investigated why and also, I learnt how to smile by being aware of my facial expressions and deliberately making myself. Below are a few tips to help you start smiling and laughing on a more consistent basis and feel the benefits of a genuinely good smile. 1. Set the tone for the rest of your day and smile the minute you wake up. Before you get up from your bed, give thanks for the day and SMILE! If you smile the moment, you wake it makes you feel happy. You instantly feel better about whatever the day may be in store. In addition, smiling helps you to tackle the day’s tasks with a positive attitude. 2. Think happy thoughts. To help with this change your perspective, you can change the outcomes. If you’re thinking happy and positive thoughts, you automatically smile. Mindfulness will help you to change your perspective. To just ‘be’ right into the moment will calm your thoughts and let your body just relax into a peaceful state. Change your perspective to allow more positivity in your day. Try meditation to help to clear your head and reset your thoughts. If you want stress relief and manage your stress please Browse the top menus and take a course for Stress Relief and Management. Coming up, I'll have a few videos on how to develop your mindfulness wellbeing journey. If this post was helpful to you, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me if you need support or share any thoughts you may have, we are on this journey together through life. I look forward to your next visit here and remember. Your Best Life is Yet to Come!