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Sometimes when you feel like everything is on top of you, and you aren’t feeling too good,
smiling is the last thing on your mind. You want to hide under a duvet and never come out (unless there is chocolate on offer, obviously!).
You won’t feel like it, but smiling is one of those surprising things where even if you don’t want to and you feel terrible, just a tiny smile will help you to feel better. In fact, you don’t have to even mean it. A fake smile can persuade you to lift your mood too.
Build Your Confidence and Smile in the Mirror
If you have low confidence and you don’t like how you look, you need to change that as soon as possible! Beauty isn’t about looking like a supermodel, though if you are worried about your teeth, try asking a dentist like celebrity dentist Dr Fadi Yassmin what they can do for you. A good scrub up and you won’t be able to resist flashing your pearly whites!
Beauty is mostly about having confidence in who you are and shining from the inside. With confidence boost and a big smile, you will certainly feel much more beautiful. Besides, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The mirror technique is a good way to build your confidence. It’s very simple. All you need to do is look in the mirror and smile at yourself. Point out the things you like and don’t focus on the things you don’t. It’s too easy to see that fatty bit or a too-long nose and just keep looking at that. This won’t make you feel good and you are almost certainly exaggerating.
Instead list everything that you love – beautiful eyes, lovely hair, a nice big smile! What you see and love is what all your friends see and love too. If you aren’t feeling so brave on your own, try looking in the mirror with a friend. It sounds incredibly self-obsessed and teenage, but spend some time telling each other how beautiful you are. You don’t need to be specific, just enjoy the compliment!
Smiling is Contagious
Turns out that smiling really is contagious. When you smile at someone else they almost always smile back and vice versa. Part of this is because, in order to process someone’s expression, you tend to mimic it to find out how it feels. This is great news because it means that every time you share a smile you are actively cheering someone up.
It’s also great because it means that you can be cheered up by someone else smiling at you! No wonder the mirror technique works so well – it’s a chain of smiling and being smiled at.
Though smiling all the time might make you look a little bit manic – the power of a simple smile is unbelievably good. Next time you are feeling down, give yourself a grin. When you are on the bus and everyone looks down, smile at them and let them smile back. If you are meeting someone for the first time, a beaming smile is the best thing you can do to make friends quickly.
Smile and the world smiles with you.