7 Wonderful Ways Smiling Makes Life Better
“Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
There are many benefits how one smile makes life better. Apart from the obvious benefit it has like the quote above.
- Smiling improves your mood.
Research shows then whenever we smile, our happy hormones (dopamine, serotonin and endorphins) in our brain increases. These happy hormones serve as natural pain relievers. It’s almost akin to how chocolate brings pleasure to people. However over here all you need is to just SMILE!
- Smiling makes you look younger.
We have new research coming in that students participating in a study perceived photographs of people smiling as looking younger than their actual age. The sample group of people with frowns on their face were perceived as looking older. That’s more than enough a reason for you to SMILE!
- Smiling can help you land that job
Interviewers and head-hunters are more likely to hire an applicant who smiles more and surprisingly surveys have shown that people who smile more actually get paid more!
- Smiling makes you more trustworthy
Trust is an important part of social well-being. And studies have shown we are more trusting of people who smile more than those who don’t.
- Smiling makes you attractive
Apart from making you look younger, recent studies show that photos of people who smile gets more positive response than people who don’t at social and dating applications.
- Smiling makes you live longer.
As mentioned in point 1, smiling releases happy hormones and these hormones actually helps in stress relief and studies show that people who smile more generally live about 5 years longer.
- Smiling makes everyone around you happy.
We now know all the benefits of smiling and how contagious it is. Let’s help improve our health and our social wellbeing by smiling more to one another!