Try smiling, even when things are getting too much!

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Whether you’re sad, irritated, angry, frustrated, or miserable - try smiling.
Because seriously, smiling makes you feel better. Well, it does for me, anyway.

There’s science behind it, too! When you smile the muscles in your face get pulled - even if the smile is fake - and this muscular activity triggers something in the brain that releases endorphins, which make you feel better. Sometimes the smile may start off forced, but it’ll turn into a natural smile when the endorphins kick in.

Some days I walk around with a smile on my face all day, and it’s on those days that nothing phases me - nothing can bring me down.

Have a go and let me know what you think! xx
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Rebecca Lucy Bath

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This is brilliant, its hard sometimes when your down to get back up though, il keep smiling and il let you know what the outcome is, love this :)
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My car has just been serviced, the brakes are gone and the clutch is gone! I am still smiling though :)
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I have a stressful job which involves me acting like im ok when at times im not. Putting a smile on my face might just trick my brain into thinking im happy at these times lol x
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Hihihihi! Lovely post Becky.
Smiling is showing your "teeth" to life! lol!
Despite all the negative things that I might experience, I keep smiling, laughing, telling jokes...
"Smile, it's free therapy." - Douglas Horton