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This year has been a difficult one to smile through. 2020 has been a struggle for us all in different ways, from lost loved ones to lost jobs, it has presented us with challenges we couldn’t have predicted. It has made us reflect on how important it is to take the time and appreciate those little and big things that keep positivity alive.
Today, we’re celebrating all those things that have kept the smiles on all our faces.
These are the things that have kept you smiling through a tough year. Join the movement on Instagram using #SamsungSmileStories, #withGalaxy, @samsung
Smiling not only connects us to others and gives us a way to express our joy, it also has tons of mental and physical health benefits.
Read on to see how smiling helps to keep you healthy and happy
Believe it or not, smiling is proven to reduce the stress hormone cortisol. So when you’re struggling with a tough day, putting on a grin can help soothe the mind and boost your mood.
It’s scientifically proven that smiling is contagious – the part of your brain that is responsible for controlling your smiles is prone to mimicking the smiles of those around you.
The act of smiling stimulates neural messages in your brain that trick your body into thinking that you’re on top of the world. The bigger the smile, the more positive you’ll feel.
Smiling tells your body to release endorphins and serotonin - natural chemicals that improve your mood, help your body to relax and help alleviate physical pain.
It’s always easier to approach someone with a smile on their face. Smiling enables you to make new connections and communicate better with those around you.
Smiling helps bring you to a state of balance that calms the mind, body and soul. And when a smile becomes a laugh, your lungs expand, your muscles stretch, and homeostasis is stimulated.
There are certain people who’ve been doing all they can to keep us safe during a difficult year and allowing us to keep smiling. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, refuse collectors, supermarket staff, delivery drivers and all the other key workers who have given their time to maintaining our safety.
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