Smiling as an act of good??? Don’t take our word for it! Check out Leo Widrich’s article on The Science of Smiling for Buffer to get the details about how smiling affects us. Here’s a little of what grabbed our attention, and you can click the link below for the full (and fascinating) article.
What smiling does to our health, success and feeling of happiness
Smiling can change our brain, through the powerful feedback loop we discussed above. And your brain keeps track of your smiles, kind of like a smile scorecard. It knows how often you’ve smiled and which overall emotional state you are in therefore.
Smiling reduces stress that your body and mind feel, almost similar to getting good sleep, according to recent studies. And smiling helps to generate more positive emotions within you. That’s why we often feel happier around children – they smile more. On average, they do so 400 times a day. Whilst happy people still smile 40-50 times a day, the average of us only does so 20 times.