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8 Benefits of Smiling on Your Health, Wellbeing and Relationships


Ever notice that a smiling person can brighten up a room, change the overall mood of a group of people, or even lower tension and avert escalation of conflict?

A simple smile, given the right circumstances, can instantly change your mood, and others’, and this means it has the power to shift the physiological and emotional resonance of our minds and bodies from overall anxious to positive states.

By nature, we are drawn to smiles and repelled by scowls.

In fact, we naturally want to get to know more about a person who often smiles, and emotional detach from a person who regularly grimaces. Smiles are contagious to us, like tickling or yawning, even in the worst of circumstances, we may instantly smile back at a smiling person, perhaps ‘against our will’ so to speak, when it wasn’t our plan.

 

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