This week I hosted the Keys to Happiness Mastermind Tele-Party and it blew my mind and the minds of everyone listening. Just in case you missed it, you can listen to it here. There were so many keys to happiness shared that day and today I want to go into detail about one of them.
Nick Oddo explained to us that every person has a wonderful big ol’ tool they are born with. He just became a grandpa to an amazing little girl . Congrats Papa Nick! He noticed when people came to see his beautiful little granddaughter they would see her and smile immediately no matter how they were feeling before they saw her. The baby felt happy because everyone around her was smiling and she smiled back. When you smile at the world, the world smiles back.
He shared how there is scientific evidence that shows when your face is making a smile it triggers something in your brain that makes you feel happy. Woah. You can take this tool (your smile) out of your toolbox at anytime you want to feel a little happier and it will work. Nick recommended that everyday when you wake up start it by smiling. Take a post it note and write SMILE on it and post it near your bed so you have a friendly reminder each morning until it becomes normal to you.
Smile at strangers. Smile at the person next to you in traffic. Smile at your grocery store clerk. Smile at your gas station attendant (shout out to my Jersey peeps). Smile at your reflection in the mirror. Smile at everyone you come into contact with. See how using this simple tool changes your life and let me know all about it by joining the conversation at the bottom of this post.
Did you know smiling makes you sexier? In a study by the American Association of Orthodontists, people rated faces based on which face they thought were the most attractive to them. People with big huge sparkling smiles were rated more attractive than those who weren’t smiling. Want another reason to smile? I do I do!!! Women sporting no make up while rocking fabulous smiles were thought to be better-looking than the ladies who had on make-up and no smile. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on make-up and other skin treatments. All you have to do is bust out your smile and rock out with your hot selves…and it’s free! I love a deal and that’s a deal.
A study in Psychological Science shows that people who smile often live an average of seven years longer than those who sport a straight face. And as we learned earlier you will not only live longer, but live a happier while being more attractive to everyone you come in contact with during your long life. Triple win. Triple wins make me smile and smiling is my favorite.
If you bring your smile to a laugh, it burns a lot of calories and tones your stomach and face muscles. I’ve actually gotten sore abs the day after I’ve laughed more than usual. That’s way easier than sit-ups!
Can you do it?
Let me know if you have resistance to this exercise. It may happen and that’s ok. Let’s talk about it.
Share how the practice of waking up and smiling goes for you and
join the conversation at the bottom of this post <3