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A to Z Happiness Boosters to try -7

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Here is another one I like....and have known about for a long time.

Good Housekeeping Magazine April 2015 page 114

"GRIN"
" 'Doing so stimulates smile muscles and sends nerve signals to your brain that you're happy', says Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of The Sweet Spot. So, do you smile because your happy or are you happy because you smiled? Maybe both!"

I remember hearing/reading somewhere that you can even just put a pencil in your mouth (ends sticking out either side...not pointing into your mouth) and it will put your mouth in the grin position, stimulating the muscles etc. as above! Easy way to try to lighten your mood.
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  • CELEST
    its funny you say that, when dealing with dogs who are fearful, they put a tail crupper under the tail to raise the tail from between their legs. This brings the dog out of its fearful state. Simple and easy. So all we need are a collection of cheap pencils to be happy. emoticon
    967 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    emoticon it works everytime to turn a mood around!
    967 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    emoticon
    968 days ago
  • AUNTHELEN
    Isn't it amazing how something so simple can so lift your spirits!💝
    968 days ago
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