The saying “if you look good you feel good”, can also be reversed. Yes, dressing the part can help as well as actually smiling, but did you know that smiling can go a long way for your physical health? When people smile, the brain sends a signal to your mind to fight stress.
Neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and endorphins also make a difference as well. Endorphins behave like a pain reliever, and serotonin is like an antidepressant.
Smiling plays such a huge part in relieving stress that even fake smiling can get the job done. Yes, even fake smiling can boost your mood and happiness level!
If you are someone who is suffering from depression or anxiety you should still. talk to your physician immediately to find the best treatment for you.
If you’re thinking that smiling isn’t worth it for yourself, perhaps consider the other possibilities it may have for those around you. The feeling smiling provides for you can be passed on to those around you.
On top of it all, when you smile at others, naturally they will want to smile back! Although some studies suggest that smiling ages your face by two years, consistently being in a good mood can help you live a happier and longer life.
Your perception of aging has a huge effect on the life you live as you grow older. Some studies show that 11-15% of people with a positive outlook on life live to be 85 or older.
Factors like age, gender, income, depression and health had no changing effect on this study. The truth is, we all grow older every day and being at peace with that helps you live significantly longer.