Smiling is a state of being.
The act of smiling requires 17 facial muscles to spark that smile of yours. There are plenty of research studies concluding the countless health benefits of smiling. But smiling is not just a way to become healthier, it's also a way to become successful.
Here are 3 simple ways that smiling can keep you on the path of success.
1) Health is wealth
Without having good health, it would be much more difficult to stay focused, do our daily tasks, and perform our jobs well. When we are healthy in our mind, body, and spirit, we're able to feel good about ourselves and it shows. Studies have proven that a smile not only makes you appear more attractive, it also reveals that people respond more positively to others who are smiling. Good communication is key to any relationship whether it's with a partner, colleague, friend, or manager. The non-verbal communicative act of smiling is the best way to make that important first impression.
2) There's confidence in you...when you smile!
Feeling insecure or unworthy? Confidence is just a smile away! Our happy chemicals are released each time we crack our smile and as a result, we feel more self-confident. People around you can feel your energy and self-confidence. They become naturally attracted to you causing them to feel better too. A positive mind creates positive vibes, which results in positive outcomes. The more you smile, the more positivity you'll attract. Give it a try!
3) You'll be more approachable
When we see a dog who is showing his teeth and growling, we know to stay the heck away from him. However, when we see a dog who is wagging his tail and appears to be happy and smiling, we're excited to approach them and give them a much deserved belly rub! It's the same thing with humans! (except for the belly rub) ;)))
Just like a dog, a human who is smiling appears to be more friendly and we're more willing to approach them to say hi. We also tend to be more curious about someone who is smiling and is exuding confidence, joy, and positivity.
Do you know someone who seems to be smiling all the time? Remember, success is not about having lots of money. It's about living a healthy, positive, purposeful life while maintaining meaningful relationships with those closest to you.
So, go on and shine on with your bright smile!