Our facial expressions do more than communicate our current mood — they have the ability to influence our mood as well. Emotions may originate in the brain, but the muscles in the face either reinforce or transform those feelings. Recent studies have revealed that through the enhancement of positive emotions — or the suppression of negative ones — with facial expressions, a person’s mood begins to align more strongly with the emotion his or her face is communicating. Even fake smiles do the trick. While some researchers insist the benefits of smiling can only be rendered from a genuine expression of happiness, others have found that a forced smile can still mak
e you feel happy, even when your existing mood and surroundings suggest otherwise. It only takes smiling for a brief period of time to experience its benefits — no matter how contrived it feels initially.
Smile! even if you do not feel like smiling Just Smile. There is always a reason to smile.