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Quick Reads #9 - Finding A Reason To Smile

When you suffer from an anxiety disorder, it can be hard to take in moments where you just relax and smile. You don't get as much time to look at yourself and think of all the positive things you have done. You forget about what you have achieved and what you can do and start to focus on the negatives. Smiling can help people reduce stress as well as trick your brain into happiness. Here are a few ways to trick your brain into being happy.

  1. Smiling Helps You Stay Positive

    When you smile, neurotransmitters called endorphins which make you happy and reduce your stress. They also help you reduce the feeling of pain.
  2. Smiling  Is Going To Make Others Associate You With Positivity

    Smiling makes people think that you are more confident and make you look trustworthy. It allows you to gain the upper-hand with people and makes you more likely to be approached for positivity.
  3.  Smiling Will Improve Your Mood

    Whenever you feel down, no matter how down, smile for a minute. The longer you smile, the better you will feel. Smiling tricks your brain to be happy and will refresh your mood into a fresher one.
  4.  Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

    Is your immune system easily compromised? Try smiling. Not only does it make you mentally feel better, it also boosts your immune system by telling your brain to release endorphins which would go on to fight sickness and stress. So next time you wash your hands to prevent yourself from getting sick, look in the mirror and add a smile.
  5. Smiling Makes You Look Attractive

    Humans are naturally attracted to people who smile. Smiling helps you feel more comfortable in uncomfortable situations and helps people perceive you as a better human being. Smiling makes you look attractive and boosts your self confidence.
You can choose one these as a reason to smile at least once a day or even find a reason that suits you more. Do you have any memories that make you laugh? Use that as a way to smile. The benefits of smiling daily are countless and the more you smile, the harder it will be for you to stress. Is there a specific reason you love to smile? Write it in the comments. Good Luck!

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