15. Jun, 2019

Smiling

 

I think many of us get tired of hearing others say it takes time, keep positive and so on, I know I did. To a certain extent it does take time and for some people a very long time but how on earth can we keep positive and wait for time to pass when we feel trapped in the torture chamber that our body has become? It's natural to fight and try and find a way out and when we can't we become more negative and more hopeless.

 

A just-published article in a Psychological Bulletin concludes that, “The available evidence supports the facial feedback hypothesis’ central claim that facial feedback influences emotional experience.”

 

You may think how can I smile when suffering like this? First of all the act of smiling can make you feel happier even a false smile, this means that using a smile to decrease stress or negativity can be effective. Secondly, smiling isn’t the only expression that can change your mood; frowning, scowling, or other verbal negative expressions have a negative impact on your emotions so replacing them with a smile will naturally lift your mood. Finally, smiling at someone spreads happiness rather than misery, lifts their mood as well as your own, just as writing positively here spreads happiness. Sounds daft perhaps but try it!

 

Today bring happiness through a smile. Forget what is happening to you and smile. Even a fake smile is better than nothing. If possible smile at someone else and receive the warmth of their smile back. Such a tiny thing can help calm and lower blood pressure. Think of happy times in your life and smile, stroke your pet and smile or watch funny TV programs and smile even laugh out loud, every little helps. So never forget to smile in spite of your adversity. My Love and many smiles 😊💗🌷😊