Sometimes you just have to fake it!

Colleague telling the same boring weekend story in the office and it’s Wednesday?! SMILE!!!

Checkout Chick feels a connection with you and reveals her dramas outside the local supermarket?! SMILE – Just do it!

You are on the 3rd kiddy after-school activity run on a Monday afternoon when everybody is coming home from work?! SMILE!

You ordered your morning wake up coffee and somehow 3 people who ordered after you already have cup in hand … SMILE…GOD-DAMMIT!!!

There are times when the only thing you don’t feel like doing is smiling. BUT! According to a Psychological Science study flashing that winning grin – yes, you can fake it – will actually reduce stress, making you feel better on the inside.


1. Smiling is TRULY good for your HEALTH. Feeling relaxed and less stressed will no doubt give your immune system the boost it needs to stay strong, keeping you healthy.

2. Smiling WILL change your mood. Try it! Next time you are stuck in traffic start smiling! Work those cheek muscles and feel the happiness creep in.

3. Smiling reduces stress. Your body will release those happy little chemicals Endorphins the second you start smiling. It is that easy. Choose to smile and wait for the warm fuzzy feeling to swell in your throat and heart.

4.Smiling is a lot easier to do than frowning. Feeling lazy? Just smile. You use less muscles to smile than you do to frown. However, a smile can activate up to 53 muscles! That’s not a bad workout really ๐Ÿ™‚

5. Smiling is the universal sign of happiness! Spread the love, people – put on your best smile before you leave the house.

BONUS! If you weren’t sold on the above reasons, here is one that will surely please the ladies…

A research study [Orbit complete] found that 69% of people found women more attractive wearing a smile … compared to wearing makeup! Well I never ….

Okay, you really have no reason not to smile. Now sit up straight and flash us those pearly whites ๐Ÿ˜‰


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