There are several public benefits to smiling, which include appearing more positive, more successful and more approachable. However, smiles don't always have to be shared. There are benefits to smiling even when you are by yourself. A private grin can still release endorphins, boost immune system functioning and help lower blood pressure.
This week, I will practice smiling, even when I am by myself. I will use these private smiles as a way to stay mindful of my personal health.