Act Happy Week, Day 1: Smile On Purpose

The focus of Act Happy Week is to educate the public about purposeful actions you can take to create chemical shifts in your body that drive Positive Emotions. Here is today’s exercise:
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Day 1: Smile On Purpose

Smiling initiates a complex shift of muscles, breath, and body chemistry (you release endorphins!) that creates a more positive mood. Plus, what you put out, others mirror back to you, feeding an increasingly positive emotional space.
When you smile on purpose, it will affect all your interactions, whether in a meeting or on the phone, or just walking by yourself.
So today, Smile on Purpose. Start with your face, you’ll feel it in your heart.

In the Workplace

A smile is the universal sign that one is experiencing a good feeling. So smiling in the workplace can tell us much about mood and morale.
The leader who makes eye contact and carries a genuine smile as they move through the workspace is perceived as more trustworthy and approachable. People who work in such an environment feel more engaged. It’s more complex than JUST that, of course, yet it’s also that simple.

Remember: Leadership is not about a title – anyone can be a leader who puts off positive vibes – and creates the same in others!


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