Welcome to my new blog “Using Music to Encourage and Inspire”. In this blog, I will share with you positive thoughts, knowledge, opinions and experience, plus inspirational songs, simply because I wish encourage and inspire you, and to spread positivity.
For the first edition, as today is World Smile Day, here are 5 reasons why smiling as often as you can will put more positivity into your life.
DJing in Macedonia - with a very wide smile!
Smiles are free!
A smile is one of the most simple and wonderful things in this would that helps to spread so much joy – and it’s free! In his book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Dale Carnegie wrote: “A smile costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.”
Smiling is one of the very few gestures which means the same thing all around the globe meaning that you can travel anywhere in the world and communicate friendliness and happiness, simply by smiling.
Smiling is contagious
Smiling is a language that everyone understands regardless of age, race, culture, language or nationality. Scientific research has shown that smiling, or just seeing a smile, is contagious and can stimulate happy thoughts. We all know that when you smile at people, even strangers, they almost always smile back. This contagious smiling comes from a subconscious tendency to match other people’s emotions. A simple smile can have a great impact on our everyday lives.
A smile can go a long way
No matter who you are, or where you are, when you walk into a room, all eyes are on you and you are most probably being judged. By walking into your office at work, a job interview, your local supermarket or even your local bar or pub with a smile on your face, you can make a world of difference. People will smile back at you, they will be more friendly and helpful meaning that any social tension or awkwardness will dissolve, and your interactions will be more open and relaxed and maybe, even filled with fun and possibilities.
Smiling makes you more confident
Smiling releases chemicals called endorphins which trigger a positive feeling. A surge of endorphins can make you feel more self-confident.Your self-confidence may lead to other people treating you differently, helping you to build happy and positive relationships around you.This is because when you smile, you are viewed as being attractive, reliable, relaxed and sincere. Confidence may just be a simple smile away so start smiling today.
Smiling is good for your health
The release of endorphins through smiling increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. Endorphins have many great health benefits including lowering your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular problems so the humble smile will have you feeling good on the outside, as well as the inside!
Smiling is the beginning of laughter and laughing encourages the release of serotonin. Like endorphins, serotonin is a neurotransmitter which contributes to a person’s happiness and wellbeing. Serotonin has many positive benefits – one of which is boosting the immune system. Smiling makes your immune system stronger by making your body produce white blood cells to help fight illnesses.
Using music to encourage and inspire - here are some songs about smiles!
Jasper Street Company - Smile
Jonny Montana featuring Dawn Williams - Smile (Classic House Pass)
Kirk Franklin - I Smile
If you enjoyed the songs then you may enjoy my DJ Mix!
And finally, leaving you with some quotes about smiles…
Thank you for reading... Candice x
The opinions expressed on my blog are based on my own thoughts, knowledge and personal experience. This is an opinion blog.
Please keep in mind that I am not a Doctor or other health professional so please consult the appropriate professional before making any changes to your diet, health, or other applicable areas. You should always do what is right for you and your personal life.