Smiling is better than Chocolate I said…
“What? Impossible” The response of my daughter to this statement.
But when it comes to our brain’s response, smiling wins out. It creates a powerful loop in that the brain recognizes as HAPPINESS and PLEASURE. This positive feedback loop reinforces feelings of JOY.
Even fake smiles trigger the same loop. So when you’re in traffic, frustrated, irritated, annoyed – try smiling. And hold it. (The yoga instructor in me wants you to add some diaphragmatic breaths too.)
Want to learn some more tools? Join my 10 Days of JOY Challenge. It starts on 8/20. Totally free.