Being cheerful, smiling, having a positive attitude is actually good for your health. It is good for the physical body and the soul. Not to mention the mental aspects of life as well. So today we’re going to be talking about the importance of putting on your smile daily.
A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance.Proverbs 15:13
What exactly does this verse from Proverbs mean? Well, very simply put it means to smile more often and fill our hearts with positive emotion.
We’ve probably all heard that smiling can literally reframe our thoughts and mood. Not only is it good for you and your mindset, but also for those that you associate with.
How aware are you that the simple act of smiling can literally stop a negative thought? It is a fact and research shows that smiling more often can rewire the circuits in the brain that helps keep a positive attitude towards life. This means that our higher level consciousness has designed us in such a way that when you smile with your eyes and mouth in a real deep, meaningful, purposeful, way – we reap the benefit.
That part of your brain involved in decision-making and intellectual thoughts actually activates in a positive way when you smile more. Your thought patterns become stronger, more effective, simply smiling a lot more makes you happier and even more likely to enjoy living. So much goodness and aid towards our mental wellness; especially when we may need it more than ever.
It’s just how we’re wired. We’re not wired to be negative, sad, depressed individuals. We make ourselves that way, or we allow the external environments to affect us. However, we can break through these negative external factors. We just have to become more mindful of that physical aspect of smiling and attitude in relation to how much it can positively impact our lives.
Smile within your Inner Circle of Influence
Another perspective about this is to simply think about the people that you invite into your inner circle. Pay attention, to who you are spending the most amount of your time with. Smiling is contagious. In fact, it works in reverse as well. Anybody that is more of a negative factor in your life can also be infectious and contagious that way too.
It’s almost impossible to not respond to a real, genuine, loving smile that someone gives you. Actually try this in life today. If someone were to smile at you, try and resist to smile back. It’s actually not something that’s very natural. You can resist it, but there’s going to be some awkwardness most likely because we are wired naturally for love and less from place of darkness. Make smiling more often a part of your personal value system of functionality.
We can naturally bring more positivity and more uplifting energy to the world and people around us. It is far better that we lift others up over tearing them down. It is a way of reflecting and sharing the higher consciousness love that we have within us. This can help make life better for everyone in our lives, including ourselves.
So simply put, make an effort today and every day to smile more often, even in difficult times. Putting a smile on your face actually does rewire the signals from the brain to the body and places you in a better mental space, no matter the external circumstances life throws our way.