The weekend is here, and you may have parties, dates, picnics, or just a trip to the supermarket planned. I often used to stress over just figuring out "what to wear", what would "flatter my figure" best, and spent more time planning that than focusing on having fun and connecting with others. I'm sure you can relate. But, one day it clicked for me, and I realized none of that stuff really matters because a smile is our best accessory.
So, this weekend, forget about the notion that you have to look a certain way when you go to parties or to impress people. Impress yourself first, and you will be irresistible to everyone. Live the best version of your life possible. Do things that bring you real joy. People are attracted to those who are happy and content. Decide to be happy, and let your face show it!
If that’s not enough to get you to grin and go to the party, here’s something else to consider: smiles are slimming, too. There are 2 reasons why our smiles are slimming. First, and most importantly, our energy is contagious, and we look amazing when we are confident, happy, and interested in learning about other people. Second, a big smile also can slim your face, because naturally our cheeks go up, causing a more oval-like appearance. A glum expression causes our face to sag, and the “puppy dog” droopy face can appear a little rounder.
Smiling has many benefits to our overall health and well-being, too. Smiling can actually boost our mood, and it is contagious, so it helps boost others as well! It relieves stress, and even helps the immune system to work better because you are more relaxed. There is also a significant reduction in our blood pressure when we are smiling. It releases endorphins, serotonin, and naturally reduces pain. The power in a simple smile really is amazing.