Put a smile on your face and the world will seem a whole lot better. OK, so sometimes a smile first thing in the morning might seem like a big ask. You’re late for work, you’ve caught your toe on the edge of your bed and the toast just burnt too! But if you do smile every morning, it can really set you up right for the rest of the day, so read these ten good reasons why you should wipe that early morning frown from your face and replace it with a smile instead:
1. Today is a new beautiful day…a new beginning…
So, you had a bad day yesterday, but that day has gone now and today you can start over. Each and every day really does bring new opportunities and possibilities, so smile, who knows what fantastic things today may bring!
2. You made it through the night! 😉
The sun came up again, the world carried on turning and the roof of your home didn’t come crashing down on you. Each new day that we have is a blessing, and that alone is something worth smiling about.
3. Smiling is good for your health and it even makes you live longer
Smiling really is good for you. It boosts your immune system, lowers your blood pressure and regulates your heart beat, so smiling will make you feel better and help you live longer too.
4. You look prettier when you smile
A smile will make you look more attractive than any amount of makeup will. Smile in the morning and you are more likely to smile in the day. Around 70% of guys say that a woman is far more attractive when she smiles.
5. You will be less stressed
Smiling, even a fake smile, makes your body release the feel good hormone, endorphins, which reduce anxiety and stress and will lift your mood. Even if you’re not feeling happy, first thing in the morning, putting a smile on your face will cheer you up.
6. Smile because you are loved
Family, friends or partners, everyone has someone who loves them, so think about the people in your life who care about you and that will make you smile.
7. Smiling will make other people happy and happiness will bounce back to you again
Smiling is contagious, so cheer someone up with a smile. Your partner and your children will be happy to see that you are happy, so spread a little of that happiness around and some of it will bounce back to you again.
8. Smiling will make you feel more confident
When you smile, you feel more confident and you look more confident. Start your day the way you mean to go on and smile at yourself in the mirror, before you leave for work. It will fill you with the confidence you need for the rest of the day.
9. Smiling brings you closer to people
Smiling makes you appear more open and approachable to people and they will be keener to be close to you. Whether it’s a stranger or someone you love, give them a smile and they will be happy to be with you.
10. Smile, because life is too short not to
Smiling is easier than frowning, it’s good for you, and it makes everyone around you feel happier too. There’s enough sadness in the world already, so smile and be happy, life’s just too short not to!