There are neurotransmitters called endorphins which are released when we smile. These neurotransmitters are triggered by the movements of our facial muscles. This facial muscle movement is then interpreted by the brain to release certain chemicals.
Endorphins are one of these released chemicals and they make us feel happy, and also help to lower stress levels.
Life may not always give us something to smile about. But then again, there’s often more to raise a smile than we realise.
This is why having a gratitude journal is good practice. It helps you gather together in one place a whole host of things to smile about as you write each one down.
If you’re a man reading this, increase your average smile rate from 8 … a smile that starts from your finger-tips, spreads to your face, then activates your brain.
Ladies, just as we’re often responsible for nagging the men in our lives to take better care of their health, let’s see if we can spread the power of our smiles. Smiles are, after all, quite infectious