How Smiling More Can Totally Change Your Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
Changing your health is hard. Right? At least that’s what we’ve always been told. In order to change our health, we have to change our eating habits and our workout habits and practice intense self-discipline. While it’s true that these things may eventually be necessary, it might be possible to change your health in much easier, much smaller ways. But where do we begin? If you’re ready for a simple way to change your health, take a look at why you should turn your frown upside down and see what happens to your health as a result.
It Helps You See the Positive
Smiling automatically makes you feel more positive. And a positive attitude is absolutely crucial for good health and a happy life. If you find that you’re too negative too often, it’s time to make smiling a part of your normal life. Force it at first. You’ll feel silly, but it will work. And before long, you’ll be feeling positive about the things around you and about life in general.
It Attracts Other Happy People
We tend to attract people who are most like us. So if we’re smiling often, we’re more likely to attract other people who are smiling often. This means being around others who look on the bright side. It means being around people who hope for the best. And it means being around others who take their health and well-being seriously. Smile so that you can make friends who are like you, and then encourage each other to stay healthy and happy every day.
It Alters Your Mind
A smile can totally transform your mind. Have you ever been around an incessantly positive person? At first, you may have been annoyed. But before long, you probably found that you also felt more positive. When you smile, your mood lifts. You feel more stable. You feel like things are actually possible. If you want an easy way to improve mental and emotional health, put on a smile and fake it until you make it.
Being positive is so important. It matters so much for every aspect of our health -- mental, physical, and emotional. If you can’t think of any other way to improve your health, just start with a smile! This one step will help you feel better about your life now, every day, and long into the future.
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