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How To Smile Your Way To Success – 7 Tips!

Smiles are infectious. Very few people, if any, will not return a smile when one is offered to them.

Smiling puts you in a good mood and helps your body release feel-good chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin… who doesn’t love a good endorphin and serotonin rush? Endorphins act as a mild pain reliever, whereas serotonin is an antidepressant.

It’s a win-win because it makes both you and the other person feel good.

Smiling can help you build stronger relationships, improve your productivity and create contentment contagion
because when you smile you appear more approachable, personable, and even more confident. These traits can make it easier to build lucrative networks, get support from others, and diffuse negative situations – in both your professional and personal life.

The benefits to be gained from simply adding a genuine smile to your persona can be numerous. Even when things are not going according to plan, there is always a reason to smile.


Here are some tips you can use to give you more reason to smile

1. Be positive.

It sounds like a cliché and although simple, it is not always easy. Sometimes smiling even when you don’t feel it can still have an uplifting feeling. The act of smiling can put you in a positive mood, rather than waiting to be in a positive mood to smile. Just as your internal affects the external, the reverse is true. So slap on that smile to raise your emotional state.

2. Identify and implement techniques to manage stress.

There are many tools, techniques, and practices to help manage the stress of everyday life and give you more reason to smile. These can range from incorporating meditation into your daily routine, being mindful of how frequently you ruminate on negative thoughts, and choosing a healthier fitness regime. By keeping your stress levels in check, you will be more receptive to all the good things that may come to you in unnoticeable packages.

3. Don’t take it personally.

It may feel personal, but most times it is not. Other people are busy living their own lives and are not as focused on you as you may think. That friend you called out to on the street but did not take notice is probably deep in thought trying to find the solution to a difficult problem or just received distressing news… the reasons are endless. Give the person the benefit of the doubt that your greeting was not heard and continue your journey with a smile.

4. Practice feelings of gratitude.

This is a powerful feeling that could put a smile on anyone’s face. As bad as your situation may be; there is always someone… somewhere… at this exact moment, experiencing worse – actually, much worse. Life is not always fair but you are probably in a much better place than a large percentage of the world’s population. That thought alone is a reason to smile.

5. See the lighter side of life.

Recognise the humour in people and situations around you. Life can be serious business but practicing to see the lighter side of life can make the journey of living a lot more fun. When someone is enthusiastically telling a joke (even when they mess up the punch line), it is as funny as the other person thinks it is. Just go with the flow and smile.

6. Keep things in perspective.

This is the ability to see things objectively or to correctly regard something in relation to something else. The concern here is that the way you feel can influence your perspective, which in turn will impact the action you take or don’t take. Recognising that your mood can influence your perspective will help you realise that when you are feeling down, a ‘big’ problem may not be as monumental as it seems. This alone is a reason to smile.

7. Let children and pets be your guide

The curiosity of a child or animal is priceless. Have you ever looked at a funny video with children or animals and one hour later, you’re still looking at videos and smiling at the silly things they do? Children and animals are in awe of everything; they live in the moment and enjoy the simplest of events. Being more mindful in everything you do can help you tap into this child-like state.

Uncover how to smile more so you can reap the benefits from smiling. Discover the tips to find more happiness and create more joy so have a reason to giggle in your journey through life. If you struggle to find things to smile about then you are in for a treat.

Smiling is a natural human expression of joy. It is understood by anyone, at any age, living in any part of the world, and is a fundamental way to emotionally connect to others.

There are many lonely and depressed people out there. Your smile may be the only one someone receives in their day so don’t underestimate the power of offering something that will cost you nothing… YOUR smile.

… remember, stay curious and keep learning.

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