by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths
Researchers have found that if you smile more, you will have a better life. “Smiling can have a profound effect on your life, and the more intense the smiling is, the better.”
An article in this week's edition of Psychology Today states that a number of studies have indicated that your facial features may reflect your chances of future happiness.
The first study showed that the more the girls smiled as seniors in High School the greater were the odds that they would marry and be happy with their life.
The second study showed how pictures of someone smiling at a young age predicted lower divorce rates later in life, better social relationships, and even a longer lifespan.
The results showed that women tended to smile more and with more intensity than men, and that for both men and women, smile intensity was a good predictor of future life satisfaction.
It is not entirely clear from the study if smiling itself causes all these positive effects, but studies have shown that even if people are forced to smile, they feel happier, and that smiling changes their emotional state.
They say that it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown. So, take it easy. Smile. ;~)