The more you smile, the happier you’ll be. And you might even live longer according to experts. A recent study that examined the smiles of retired baseball players found that those who smiled big lived longer than those who didn’t.
Perhaps that’s because the mere act of smiling can make you feel happier and happier people tend to live longer than those wrought up with angst. If you’re in a negative mood, you can improve it just by smiling. That’s because when you activate the smile muscles, you’re telling your brain that you’re happy.
This creates a positive feedback loop within your body. Though it might not be easy at first and you might not feel like smiling, smiling for a count of ten and then deepening the smile and holding it can actually shift your mood in a positive direction, even if you’re faking it.
Plus, when you smile, you attract other positive people to you. Its a great cycle; smile at someone and he or she might smile back, which will make you feel good and want to smile more often. Do this, smile more often, and you will be living your very best life!