We all have those day when we are in a funk, feeling sorry for ourselves, having "one of those days" or maybe just can’t stop crying. So what do you do when that happens? You can continue to stay in the funk or you can do one simple thing… SMILE.
I am lucky to have a person in my life who just knows what to do if I am having “one of those days”. He doesn’t try to solve my problems, he listens to my worries, wipes my tears and then pushes me to FAKE IT.
Have you ever heard they saying “fake it until you make it?” Well that is exactly what you need to do to help you in these crappy situations. There have been numerous studies that show those who fake a smile actually find that their mood is elevated after smiling. Smiling can even help lower your heart rate and stress levels.
Go run to your boyfriend/girlfriend, best friend, parents, whomever and say “MAKE ME LAUGH” and smile and laugh at everything they say.
Go outside and just smile, smile at the sky, the bumble bee, literally anything.
Play with your dog…because we all know dogs make people smile.
It may be uncomfortable to fake a smile and you may fight it but have a person literally time you to smile for at least 30 seconds. You will be surprised of how that little bit helps.
Will this cure your problems? No…but what it will do is make you feel better than how you were feeling.
No matter what mood you are in, we can all use more happiness in our lives…so SMILE.