A smile boosts more than anything; even your self esteem. It can strengthen your immune system and even lift the mood of those around you. On days when you feel down, a smile can be strenuous but it’s guaranteed to make you feel better. Even if it’s a fake smile, it doesn’t matter.
You can trick yourself into feeling better just by moving some facial muscles. It’s finding little delights that make you see the world differently. Once you do this, the smile that follows is completely natural.
Try and do some of these
1. Take a music boost
Music is a shortcut to mood enhancement. Keep a list of your favourite songs somewhere handy, and then hum or sing them to yourself. Your mouth and throat will get warm from this, and a smile will feel effortless. Listen to soul lifting music(not depressing songs) and be sure to smile, even if it’s for a short while.
2. Keep laughter on hand
Some people have a favourite website that they visit several times a week. Others watch a few minutes of a YouTube collection of practical jokes. Find something you can read or watch for just a few minutes that makes you chuckle, even if it’s a soft chuckle. Thankfully, you can get the funniest clips from comedy shows on the Internet. From shows like “AY Live”, “Basketmouth Uncensored” to “Lord of the Ribs”, comedy sure has a way of making you laugh all your problems away.
3. Capture some beauty
Find a pretty thing around you and focus on it. It could even be nature. You can even play with babies or younger children. Keep a small favourite stuffed animal in your purse. Take a moment in the day to look at or hold your precious things and smile at them.
4. Create a tradition
What if you practice a confident smile before beginning a new project? You might even practice in the bathroom while you’re at work. Visualize yourself as confident and capable for the task. This will make your mind feel flexible and receptive to new ideas.
5. Make eye contact
A smile is contagious. If you’re feeling even slightly “smiley,” try catching the eye of a co-worker or even a stranger on the street and send out your smile. In almost every case, you’ll get a bright, thankful smile in return, and in that brief moment of connecting with someone, your spirits will rise.
Smiling and giving yourself reasons to is truly in your best interest and it can be fun! There’s no shame in forcing it to help your mood, and giving yourself these little inspirations makes it all the easier.