Reasons to Smile When Life Isn’t Perfect

Reasons to Smile When Life Isn’t Perfect

Why is smiling so great?

Because smiling is more than a simple facial movement; rather, it can change the entire emotional state of your mind and body.  I’m not kidding, I’m about to go all science on you so get ready.

Here is how smiling makes you happier…

When you smile you contract muscles in your face– let’s call them smiling muscles.  These smiling muscles, only when contracted, begin a positive feedback loop through our bodies that once in the brain, solidifies the feeling of happiness and joy structurally.  It gets better.  Your brain not only is aware of the fact that you are smiling but actually keeps track of  it.  Meaning, the more and more your brain is acquainted with this smiling pattern, the more it rewires your entire thought process to break it’s natural tendency to lean on negative patterns.

Related: The Science of Happiness

Essentially, the more you smile, the more likely you are to think, and be, positive during un-smiling times.

That is what the whole ‘YouMakeYou’ journey is based on… engraving positive patterns into your brain to deter from the negative ones, resulting in you being able to take life head on from the best mental state possible.  And of course, to leave you with these positive patterns that foster you to accomplish your goals and dreams, whatever they may relate to.

Trust me, I know there isn’t always a reason to walk around with a wide-toothed smile on your face, life can be rufffff.  But, I’ve got you covered with a list of things that can make you smile whenever, wherever you need that extra uumph.

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Reasons to smile today, right now

Say “HI!” to your knee out loud

Press play, that is all

Peanut butter.  Full jar.  Just you and a spoon.

Cancelled lectures

“You’re beautiful, seriously”

When a panda is born it weighs 3-5 oz. and is 7 inches long, and actually the cutest thing ever, exhibit A…


baby panda


When you tickle a rat, they laugh, but in such a high pitch tone you actually need special equipment to hear them.

Memes, go look at some memes

Long showers

Free food, ow owwwww

Sunsets on the beach

I can’t wink, but this cat can…

cat winking


Pay day, wooo!

Fresh notebooks

Unexpected package deliveries

You reached a free drink on your rewards card, hollllllaa

A friend buys you ice cream

A friend buys you … really, anything

Chugging a glass of ice water after a workout

Because dogs stare out the window longer than soap opera actors do

Sometimes people, or animals, forget the screen door is closed

I’m a victim of  ^, picture that

If you wanted to, you could contact anyone your heart desires is 2 seconds flat

The smell of coffee

Laying in bed, with a bag of popcorn, and Netflix

Chocolate.. or if you’re weird like me, vanilla

There is only one you in the world.

And, you are the best you there is.


Hey, you….

dog smiling


yes, you! If that didn’t work, did this?

Shine on, keep smiling fam.

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reasons to smile today


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