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Smile at Stress

Feeling stressed out? Try smiling! Research has shown that smiling for a short period of time can help you feel more relaxed. The greatest positive effect comes from a genuine smile, but even a forced smile (holding a pencil between your teeth, for example) decreases stress. Who knows, trying a smile may even make you actually want to smile!

This week, when I experience a stressful situation, I will try smiling. Even if I don't feel like it, I will look forward to the positive benefits of smiling.

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