We all know that when we’re happy, that can make us smile.
But can simply smiling make you happy?
And the answer, according to many researchers, is an emphatic YES.
The reason is that when you smile, it sends a signal back to the brain that there is humor happening.
So simply smiling can set off that positive reaction, even if nothing has happened to cause you to smile.
And in fact, there is one study that showed that people who even used a fake smile, that eventually became an authentic smile because of this feedback loop that I just described.
Smiling can boost your mood, it can increase and enhance your immune system, and it can reduce stress, but there’s another added benefit to smiling, and that is that when you smile it often causes other people to smile, and you can improve their day, also.