Wake up each morning with a smile on your face.
More likely it’s with hair spiking out, creases from sleeping so hard, and grumpiness because you can no longer hit the snooze button.
Sound more like your reality?
Well, let’s try a different perspective. Studies has shown that smiling – even if it’s not what you’re truly feeling – can be a mood lifter. Your smile can create stress-reduction chemicals in your brain (no prescription needed). And, your smile is contagious. Just as seeing someone else yawn creates that response in us, so does smiling at another person. Which means you’re contributing to making the world a more cheerful place.
Now it’s your turn…
Tomorrow, try this scenario:
The alarm rings. You put on a smile, even if it’s fake, promising to wear that smile for 5 minutes. Your endorphins begin to party, your mood lifts, and the day starts off on a happier note.
What’s not to like?