Anyone who believes that needs to be checked by professionals.
I agree with Melissa...it does, however, take fewer muscles to smile, so if you make faces at yourself in the mirror that way, you might turn your frown upside down... excuse me while I go call my professionals...
Actually as a oncepsychology student I can tell you that smiling and particularly laughing actually causes your brain to release dopamine thus making you feel better, it's not a massive effect but yes scientifically speaking smiling when you are sad will make you feel a bit better.
Yes. When you smile on a blue day it can help you change your attitude. That's the easiest thing to change about yourself. Change of attitude can lead to change of emotions. Also, talking can ease your fears. But running--great cure for the blues.
Yes, yes, and yes again. When you smile, you encourage the use of serotonin which makes us feel good.
You won´t automatically feel happy if you´re sad, but tests have proved that depressed people improve if they smile as often as possible.. Even a forced smile helps.
Give it a try. It certainly won´t make you feel worse. If you can find something to laugh at ..... even better.
Laughter is the best medicine is not a myth.
Next time you're sad, do this:
Look up at the ceiling and smile.
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