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How a Smile Improves Your Life

Updated: May 17


Smiling and having a positive attitude can improve our overall well-being, enhance our relationships, and lead us to better success in our personal and professional endeavours.


5 pros of smiling and maintaining a positive attitude:

  • Improved mood: Smiling and maintaining a positive attitude can improve mood and reduce stress levels, leading to greater overall happiness and well-being.

  • Better relationships: Smiling and positive attitudes can make you more approachable and likeable, leading to better relationships with friends, family, and colleagues.

  • Increased resilience: Positive thinking can help build resilience and coping skills, making it easier to bounce back from setbacks and challenges.

  • Better health outcomes: Research has shown that maintaining a positive attitude can improve physical health outcomes, such as lower blood pressure and reduced risk of chronic diseases.

  • Increased success: A positive attitude can help increase success in personal and professional endeavours, as it can lead to greater confidence, motivation, and perseverance.


  1. Start with gratitude: Take a few moments each day to think about what you're grateful for. This can be as simple as being grateful for a warm cup of coffee in the morning or a good conversation with a friend. Focusing on the positive can help shift your mindset to a more positive one. Try it! It works!

  2. Surround yourself with positivity: Seek out positive people, activities, and environments. Spend time with friends who uplift you and engage in activities that make you feel good. Try to avoid negative people and situations as much as possible.

  3. Smile intentionally: Even if you don't feel like it, smiling can help boost your mood and make others feel more comfortable around you. Make a conscious effort to smile more throughout the day.

  4. Practice positivity: Challenge negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. For example, instead of thinking "I can't do this," try thinking "I'll give it my best shot." With practice, you can train your brain to focus on the positive.

Remember, being positive takes practice and patience. But with time and effort, you can develop a more positive mindset and outlook on life.



"The Happiness Advantage" by Shawn Achor

"The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale

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