Last night I woke up as I usually do with my 1:00AM pregnancy clock, annoying. And to get back to sleep I usually listen to podcasts. I listen to TED talks, The Moth and Freakonomics (I enjoy them all). The TED topic was smiling, I had no idea how good this little act is for you! Check out why you should smile . . .
- Changes your mood (for the better).
- Relieves stress.
- Boosts your immune system.
- Flights off frown lines.
- Lowers your blood pressure.
- Releases endorphins.
- Helps you stay positive.
- Makes you more attractive.
If you are really curious here is the link to the TED talk I listen too http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_gutman_the_hidden_power_of_smiling
Yesterday I spent the whole day smiling. Rather than just look at things I thought were cute (which is what I usually do), I smiled at them. I smiled at the dogs when they were playing tug of war. I smiled at this happy kid and proud mama in the pool. I smiled and laughed when I was lifting furniture to help a friend organize her room. I smiled at EVERY single idiot driver (normally I honk)! I smiled a lot and then I realized it REALLY, REALLY did make a big difference. Oh yeah, and I am sure I smiled at my kids. :0