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Smile 400 times a day

Smile 400 times a day

There is an American study that published a study on children and their relationship to smiling. The study showed that children smile around 400 times a day while adults smile only 14 times every day. Big difference isn’t? People as they grow older, they seem to forget how to smile.

Ask yourself, do you smile easily? Do you smile often? Do you smile with your family and children? Try to remember the last time you heard a joke from one of your friends or family members. Did you smile or laugh? Or just nodded without smiling?

The affect of smiling

I’m going to explain an exercise that will make you realize what people will feel when you smile at them and when you don’t smile. Look in the mirror with an angry face. Notice how you look and how this angry face affects your mood. Now look in the mirror with a smiling face. What did you notice?

When you have an angry look on your face, this affects your mood and it spreads negative energy. However, when you have a smiling face, you are producing a positive energy, which is contagious and affects people positively. See how you affect others negatively when you don’t smile? And see how you attract others to you positively by a simple smile?

Benefits of smiling

To learn about the benefits of smiling, follow the quick guide below:

1. Smiling helps you enjoy your day better.

2. Smiling sends positive energy to the people around you. The more you smile, the more other people will smile too.

3. Smiling helps you fight illnesses and improves your immune system.

4. Smiling attracts people to you more easily.

5. Smiling helps improve your mood.

Always remember that “Smiling makes you feel better about yourself, even if you don’t feel like it. And it always makes other people think better of you.”

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  1. Uzma says:

    How sweet. A really sweet post that made one smile :) The smile mission accomplished!!
    Very nice.

  2. My Reverie says:

    You’re absolutely right about the infectiousness of a smile. =)

  3. Sudeep says:

    Great post! Makes me smile. The usage of “affect” makes me frown a little too though.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Sudeep,

      Glad you liked it. Yea, smiling for sure affects us as well as frowning. We have to be careful to choose a smile over a frown.

  4. Jk says:

    This was good, Dia! I smile often and it not only affects others in a positive way, it creates good energy within myself. It creates a win/win situation.

    • Dia says:

      Hi JK,

      For sure my friend, smiling creates energy within ourselves and it is a win/win situation. I’m glad that you smile a lot :)

  5. Dia,
    What great information all about smiling. Who would have thunk! I’m a big smiler, but I don’t have a clue how many times a day I smile. I’m going to make and effort to smile more though – I’m smiling as I write this!

    • Dia says:

      Hi Angela,

      Yea, many people don’t know how many times they smile a day. The important thing is that we smile and laugh as often as we can during our day.

  6. Dia: What a great post. I think this is a good goal to begin with everyday – shoot for 400 smiles. You may not reach 400, but if you get anywhere close, you can really see your life open up in so many great ways. Great post Dia.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Sibyl,

      Exactly my friend, if we start our day with a simile and try to smile as much as we can, then this will benefit us and everyone else. It creates positive energy.

  7. Steven says:

    Simple advice that should never be underestimated. I think as we grow older we tend to expect life to be more miserable and stressful. It’s a very sad trend that needs to be reversed.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Steven,

      Yea, unfortunately, many of our thoughts when we are older are mostly negative according to research. Smiling for sure is one of the best ways that can help us lead a happy life.

  8. Dandy says:

    I have absolutely found this to be true. I’ve experimented with it and discovered how uplifting it is to my mood. I love that I can affect someome so positively. Great post Dia!! I always enjoy your writing!


    • Dia says:

      Hi Dandy,

      For sure my friend, smiling affects our mood and people in a positive way. We should always aim to smile more often in life.

  9. Wow, 400 vs. 14, now that’s sad man…But when you think about it, it makes so much sense and explains why so many people struggle to find peace, happiness, etc.

    I’m going to remember these numbers and see if I can bring the ‘kid’ out in me. 😉

    • Dia says:

      Hi Marcus,

      Yea my friend, it is sad that as we grow older, we tend to forget to smile as often as we should. We should all make effort to smile more, so we affect ourselves and others in a positive way.

  10. Ishan says:

    Hi Dia,
    Well, I smile only once or twice a day but each smile goes on for 3-4 hours, so I guess I don’t need 400!
    Adults definitely have a sad life and I think smiles are the reason why we like children.
    Nice post.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Ishan,

      This is good for you my friend that each smile goes on for 3-4 hours. You are on the right track :)

  11. Steve says:

    Smiling does affect mood and how you feel. I’ve tried changing myself around by smiling before and it really can lift me up. You’re right about smiling being contagious. I think it’s similar to when you see someone laughing and can’t help but laugh too even if you didn’t see what they were laughing at.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Steve,

      For sure smiling affects our moond and how we feel. The more we smile and laugh, the better for everyone.

  12. Hi Dia! You hit on my favorite thing: smile. Actually it’s laughter. I like that even more than smiling. Nothing better than belly laughing, trembling all the way to my soul. So refreshing and healing.
    Thanks for the beautiful reminder! Loving blessings!

  13. Smiling (and laughing) are the best medicine. I am not naturally a “hysterical” guy. But I do try to be “light hearted” brooding and being angry all the time definitely have bad effects and as your great article points out a little bit of laughter and smiling does the opposite and simply works to make you “better”

    • Dia says:

      Hi Steve,

      For sure my friend, smiling and laughing really puts us in a good mood. They also have a positive affect on our health.

  14. Don’t get me wrong – I’m all about smiling – but 400 times a day? Holy Moly! :) I agree with the contagious factor of smiling. I’ve found it’s made me not only more confident but also much more eager to meet others socially.