I AM A SONIC BOOMER, NOT A SENIOR... In this blog, I am writing to and for those who believe that the Boomers will change what the word Senior means. I also believe that Boomers will change what retirement means in our society. The blog is also for those who are interested in what life after retirement may look like for them. In this blog I highlight and write about issues that I believe to be important both for Seniors and working Boomers.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Don't forget to smile.
Here are some very interesting facts about smiling that you may not already know.
1. Smiling releases natural pain killing endorphin's and serotonin, even when a smile is forced! Its like a natural feel good antidepressant!
Just by smiling, your mood is lifted. You can literally trick your body into feeling good! It actually takes more effort for your body to frown than to smile.
So frowning sends a signal to your mind something is wrong and this leads to stress.
Try to smile at least 1 hr a day consistently for a week and see what happens to your stress levels and mood.
2. Smiling reduces your blood pressure.
If you have a blood pressure monitor, take a reading before and after smiling for a few minutes.
Notice a difference?
3. Smiling makes you more attractive + successful.
People are more attracted to you when you smile.
It makes you appear more confident and a safe person to be around.
Successful people are successful because of their ability to attract the right people.
So when you are in a meeting or at work smile brightly and see what happens to your day when you do!
Smiling is contagious.
Send a big smile out to room full of people and see what happens!