SMILING: MOOD BOOSTER FOR COUPLES
True intimacy is usually seen through the eyes of a smile which is a powerful ingredient for good health, longevity and happiness.
This actually communicates a pleasant, openness thats kind and sociable.
Smiling is a way of communicating what is happening deep inside of you. The expression one wears on ones face is far more important than the clothes one wears on ones back says Dale Carnegie.
Marriages/relationships cant really survive in an endless smile, thats the reason a number of couples will fake a smile even on their worst day. Smiling reduces stress and lowers your heart rate in tense situations.
So, faking it till you make it, is actually a sound advice when it has to do with boosting your mood. In other words, smiling can trick your mind into feeling happier because the brain interprets smiling as an act of joy which spurs actual feelings of happiness.
Lets face it, when we are smiling, it means we are having a pretty good time.
To some partners, smiling is no big deal but the fact is that, it can make your spouse feel loved, respected, desired and empowered.
Stressed life and the pressure of raising children, having a career and maintaining homes can hamper the act of smiling.
For something as basic as a smile, an expression that starts a relationship, it becomes a rare occurrence ain marriage as the years roll by.
It becomes exception and not the rule. According to Mother Teresa, I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish. Knowing that the gains in ones relationship will be far more than what one can grasp.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy, says Thich Nhat Hahn.
Know that to smile helps to stimulate our brains reward mechanisms in a way that even the darkest of chocolate, a well-regarded pleasure- inducer cannot match. Also, unlike lots of chocolate, quite a lot of smiling can actually make you healthier.
Its therapeutic effects has been linked with reduced stress hormone levels and lowered blood pressure.
If all these are not good enough, just remember that to smile, makes us look good in the eyes of others.
A recent research confirmed that when we smile, we not only appear more likeable and courteous, but were actually, perceived to be more competent.
Almost every relationship starts with a good smile. It suggests a pleasant, openness which is sociable, as it communicates that we are trusting, an announcement of safety.
Wives should frequently smile at their spouses; there is a power in this singular act. It communicates a safe connection between the two and shows playfulness. Smiling at your lover is a deliberate act because it requires you to break from whatever youre doing and focus on your partner (it says 1 see you over, all the things Im doing). Its an invitation to draw close and connect in spite of whatever circumstances they may be going through.
Couples smile less as they get older in marriage; more so with women who feel men tend to connect smiling to sex.
The simple truth is that, a number of men cant help but connect smile to sex.
To be continued….