Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Smile Therapy

Did you know that it's virtually impossible to hold a negative thought while you're smiling?

big smile

Go ahead, try it ...

Put a big ole smile on your face (even it's one of those fake ones); then try to think about something that really upsets or worries you.

It wasn't easy, was it ?

"Ok, Todd, that's interesting, but why is this something I should know?", you may be asking yourself.

Because, if in our little experiment, you had a hard time holding a negative thought while smiling; do you think it's possible that smiling might help to change your thoughts at times when that negativity is already there?

... letting you get back to using your brain for more productive activities.

Give it a go next time you're upset, angry or worried. Force yourself to put a big grin on your face, and don't stop until you're thinking about something happy. (or at least not unhappy).

Have fun with it :-D

Todd

p.s. what are some other good ways that you've found to change your negative thoughts?

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