Grin like a Cheshire Cat

By - Divyanshi Talreja | Posted by - MindCord

The smile. A simple gesture but with so much power. Nothing comes close to the return on investment of a smile to make you feel better. Not only that, your smile has the power to lift the mood of others around you. And there is science behind smiling. A smile is universally recognized throughout the world. No matter what language, you don’t need a translator to interpret a smile. Newborns learn to smile well before they learn to talk. The popularity of the Mona Lisa is based on her captivating smile. No other smile has been more studied than hers. You know what happens when you smile? All the muscles in your face get relaxed. The nerves in your brain get relaxation and you get the confidence, courage and energy to move on in life. Smiling stimulates our brain’s reward mechanisms in a way that even chocolate, a well-regarded pleasure-inducer, cannot match. It leaves a great impression on the person you meet. Your smile is the first thing people notice. According to a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly half of Americans believe that a person’s smile is their most memorable feature. In fact, while 48% of people will remember your smile, only 25% will remember the first thing you said. To make sure you’re leaving a great impression, it’s important to take care of your smile. Smiling can help you live longer, it actually strengthens your immune system. The serotonin released when you smile helps make you more resistant to disease. When you smile, your body releases cortisol and endorphins that can help lower your blood pressure and relax your heart rate. It also reduces pain. There’s one reason we tend to grimace when we’re in the throes of intense pain. Scientists believe a forced smile can help alleviate discomfort and even increase our endurance. One study tested this theory by asking certain patients to smile as they received a shot at the doctor’s office, and others to relax their face. They found that those who smiled reported up to 40% less pain than those who didn’t. It not only relieves stress but it also elevates your mood. The more successful people keep a very stiff face. Is roughness a sign of success? Is roughness a sign of prosperity, growth or dignity? No, actually a smile suggests success. Research has shown that people who smile regularly appear more confident, are more likely to be promoted, and are more likely to be approached. So smile more. Everyday, every morning, look at the mirror and give a good smile to yourself.
Today I give you all a challenge: According to a study, it was found that a baby smiles 400 times a day, an adolescent 17 times and an adult doesn’t smile at all. Let’s try to prove them wrong, smile more than 400 times a day. If you do so, it shows that you are the most happy and positive person. Smile more, be healthy and be safe! Let’s grin like a Cheshire Cat!
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