What I’m about to show you should put a smile on your face.
It’s a short article from my book, Big Bite-Sized Ideas.
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A Smile a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Surround yourself with talented folks to succeed. Now hopefully this isn’t new advice because today I’ll show you a simple trick to keep them around.
It’ll improve your relationships and you’ll live a happier life. And here’s the best part, it’s easy to do. You can even start today.
You don’t need an expensive membership. And you can even keep your same daily routine. It doesn’t get much better than that. Now without further ado… smile :).
That’s it! All you need to do is smile.
Natural or forced, a smile sends a powerful message. Both inward and out.
Smiling lowers stress and makes you more approachable. But don’t just take my word for it. There’s research to back it.
In one study, students performed a stressful task while holding a chopstick in their mouths. The chopstick’s position helped the students hold a smile or a neutral position.
The task raised stress levels as intended and the results surfaced. Students with a smile showed significantly less stress… but the study didn’t stop there.
The smiling group was broken down into fake and genuine smiles. The researchers prompted the students to unwittingly trigger muscles at the corner of their lips. This was for all the smiles. And the genuine smilers were prompted to activate muscles around their eyes. This produced “crow’s feet”… or wrinkles around the eyes. They form during a genuine smile.
The study showed genuine smiles reduced stress more than fake smiles. But once again, both the smiling groups showed less stress than a neutral face position.
So smiling, forced or not, is a great way to reduce stress. The old adage “just grin and bear it” carries some weight… And smiling isn’t the only way to improve your happiness. You can simply frown less.
In another study, depressed patients received Botox injections. The treatment disabled facial muscles responsible for frowning. And compared to a control group, the frown-free patients showed huge improvements.
Now the reason for increased happiness is likely two-fold. First, your brain subconsciously reads your body language. You trick your mind into thinking you’re happy. And the second reason is more social.
Your outward emotions influence the way folks treat you. Look happy to keep folks around you happy. You’ll be more approachable.
I’m sure you’ve heard “your first impression might be your last”… but with a smile it’s less likely. Always remember our communication is largely nonverbal.
So it’s simple, smile more and watch folks around you do the same.
We’re social creatures. Emotion is contagious. And it’s built into us.
One of my favorite ads is a screen showing a face in clear detail. The face slowly yawns… and then folks watching it yawn too. Then boom! An ad pops up for coffee. It’s Brilliant.
Now pause what you’re doing. Imagine a friend yawning.
Seeing and thinking about it, you’ve likely yawned. Talk about a psychology hack.
I encourage you to share this article. Watch as friends read it and look for them to yawn… or just ask after they’ve read it.
Learning the way we work will improve your relationships in the world.
And start with your emotions. Control them. They compound around you. So put out good vibes and folks around you will yearn for your presence.
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