Hello fabuless fashionistas and welcome November! October has passed us by, all the ghouls and goblins have gone back into their hiding places and now we have the first Monday of a brand new month.
Let’s face it, Monday can be a little hard to take. The weekend has passed by and it is time to face all the routine and responsbilities of a new week. For some of us this can take the smile right off our faces! But never fear, we are here to hopefully help you to turn that frown upside down with some fun facts about smiling!
Did you know that smiling is our first facial expression? Babies are born with the ability to smile! And if seeing a picture of a beautiful baby doesn’t put a grin on your face we don’t know what will!
A smile is the universal sign for happiness and is the most recognizable facial expression. Smiling is also good for your health. It slows the heart and relaxes the body. It releases endorphins, which help alleviate depression, stress and anxiety. It can also boost your self esteem by making you feel more confident and optimistic. Smiling is also a form of exercise. Come on work those facial muscles!
A nice toothy grin may also help you in your social life. 47% of people notice your smile first. That’s almost half of the population! And, a smile makes you more approachable. Who would you rather start a conversation with, a person with a nice smile on their face or one who is wearing a frown? Also people find a woman more attractive when they smile then when they were wearing makeup. So on those days you have to dash out the door and you don’t have time to “put on your face”, don’t worry, just put on a smile and you will be beautiful!
Another reason to smile according to Dale Carnegie, ” A smile enriches those who receive it, without impoverishing those who give it.” In other words smiles are free. You can’t beat that!
Wishing everyone a wonderful smile filled week. Till next time be thrifty and stay fabuless!
Love from Teresa and Vicky