Share a Smile Day

Share a Smile Day is observed next on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 (93 days from today).

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Share a Smile Day, an annual celebration on March 1st, encourages people to smile at someone. It's an easy act of kindness and healthy too.

History of Share a Smile Day

On March 1, at least since 1997, everyone shared a smile. When they do, the person they're laughing at usually smiles back. This response is largely automatic, caused by an unconscious automatic response area of ​​the brain called the cortex. By smiling at them and making them smile, the initial smile helps release pleasant chemicals like dopamine in the brain of the smile recipient, which can help improve their mood.

There are many benefits of a smile that can be spread to others by sharing a smile. Moreover, some diseases can be reduced including blood pressure, heart rate, pain and stress. The endurance as well as the immune system can be enhanced and the health of cells can be improved. By making smile, productivity and creativity can be boosted and they can be seen as more polite, competent, likable and trustworthy. By sharing a smile, a smile benefits not only themselves, but also those with whom they smile. Isn't that worth smiling?

How Smiling Affects Your Brain

Every time you laugh, it creates a little party in your brain. Smiling activates nerves that are beneficial to your health and well-being.

For starters, smiling triggers the release of neuropeptides that fight stress. Neuropeptides are small molecules that allow nerve cells to communicate. They transmit information to the entire body when our mood changes from happy, sad, angry, depressed or excited. When a smile crosses your face, pleasant neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins and serotonin are released. It will help your body not only relax, but also lower your heart rate and blood pressure.

Endorphin like a natural pain reliever, 100% organic and no potential side effects of synthetic concoctions.

Finally, your smile release serotonin that plays an important role as an antidepressant lifter. Many of today's antidepressants also affect serotonin levels in your brain, but with a smile you won't have to worry about negative side effects and you don't need a prescription from your doctor.

How Smiling Affects Your Body

In fact, you look better when you smile. When you smile, people treat you differently. You are seen as attractive, trustworthy, laid-back and sincere. There is a study that once showed that a smile helps activate the cerebral cortex, a region in the brain that processes sensory rewards. This shows that when you look at a smiling person, you actually feel rewarded.

How does smiling affect those around you?

Did you know that your smile is actually very contagious? The part of the brain responsible for smiling faces when happy or mimicking other people's smiles is located in the cerebral cortex, an area of ​​unconscious automatic response. A Swedish study are done by showing some pictures of several emotions including joy, anger, fear, and surprise for us. When a photo of someone smiling was shown, the researchers asked the subjects to frown. Instead, they found that facial expressions directly mimic what the subject sees. It takes a conscious effort to reverse that smile. So if you're smiling at someone, they probably won't be able to help but smile back. If not, they're making a conscious effort not to.

When you smile at a person, their brain coaxes them to return the favor. You're creating a symbiotic relationship that allows both of you to release pleasurable brain chemicals, activate reward centers, make you both more attractive, and increase your chances of living longer. , live healthier.

My mornings started off like a mess. Anyone in my shoes would have to frown when they get to that coffee shop. We can't always control what happens to us, but I'm 100% convinced that your grin can seriously change your inner and outer experience. Your smile is something to carry around on a regular basis, so make it a priority of yourself with the people, places, and things that brighten your day. Swear to be the positive, cheerful person in your circle of friends. Watch funny movies often and remember to look people straight in the eye and show them your pearly white skin. The world will be a more comfortable place when you smile.

Celebrating Share a Smile Day

Share a Smile Day is a day to smile at each other and encourage them to have fun and handle problems with a positive mindset. Smiling is also an important exercise that helps production of healing hormones, boosts the immune system, and lowers blood pressure and more. Researchers have found that smiling is a natural drug that releases endorphins, serotonin, and natural pain relievers. So use this Share Smile Day to take away all your physical and mental pain by smiling at everyone you come in contact with. Chances are they will smile back! Perhaps they will take turns smiling at others throughout the day, and the positive impact of your first smile will be multiplied!

Observed

Share a Smile Day has been observed annually on March 1st.

Dates

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Friday, March 1st, 2024

Saturday, March 1st, 2025

Also on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

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