Thursday, February 21, 2013

Life guidelines #1 : Smile

One of my friend is currently working on a thesis about human relation and communication and he is always jokingly telling me to write a book about my principles and my way of living and interacting with other.

So I dedicate this post to my friend. This is in no way a rule book on how to live your life. It's yours and yours alone, so only you can choose what to do and what kind of person you want to be. So here it is, the first life guideline I like to follow: 


This is an easy one. Smile. All the time. I am not talking about having a huge grin plastered on your face 24 hours a day. I mean that when you are talking to others, smile: this will make them feel at ease. When you're walking, even by yourself, lift up that mouth corner a little like you're enjoying your own little private joke. Like Buddy the Elf said, "Smiling is my favourite!"

Apparently, psychologists have found that by forcing yourself to smile when you are in a bad mood, you can instantly lift your spirits. It's a stress reliever, it takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown and most of all, they are contagious! When someone smiles at you, what do you do? You smile back! I truly believe that smiling is the best accessory anyone can wear. We look our very best when we are smiling as it makes us look more confident, approachable and happy.

I hear so many people say that what first attracts them to someone is their smile so why not smile all the time? And why not make your smile even brighter but taking good care of your teeth and lips? Brush your teeth and keep them clean and shiny. Use lip balm to keep your lips moisturized and healthy. Don't forget to put on a bit of lipstick and\or lipgloss to make them stand out even more!



Stephanie said...

What a lovely post! And it's all so very true. :) I try to smile as much as possible, and I do find that it can lift me out of my worst moods sometimes! Though I must do some more teeth whitening asap!

Vanessa and Jana said...

Doutzen looks just perfect on the German Vogue Cover.
All the best,

Jana & Vanessa from charming Berlin <3

Lydia Teo said...

Love that shade of pink in the lips! You're right, I need to remember to smile more on bad days! Life is too short to wallow in bad mood (:

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great blog and post.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Flower Power'.