How to smile more

Here are six ways to get in the habit of smiling more:

  1. Smile the moment you wake up.
  2. Remind yourself in the morning that you are going to smile more today.
  3. Set reminders to smile. Use your phone calendar or work calendar as reminders.
  4. Create cues to smile. Smile at certain cues. When your hand hits the door to your house as you enter from work is a good time. Or when you enter the office. Or when you see a certain model of car. Pick your cues and then use them as reminders.
  5. Think happy thoughts. Our daughter, when she was about twenty months old, put it best: “Today, Aracelli chooses happy thoughts.”
  6. Smile at everyone you see today. And tomorrow. And the next day. Then keep it up.

It really is that simple. And it really is that effective. Start today.