Are you glaring at the computer screen? Stop. Breathe.
Now, smile. It’s smile month!
Turns out, smiling improves how others perceive you (even over the phone) because a smile conveys confidence, ease, and a connection. It also improves your appearance (probably for the same reasons). More over, smiling reduces stress, which “may lower blood pressure, improve digestion, regulate blood sugar and curb neurotic reactions brought on by prolonged anxiety.”
The real question is how to celebrate Smile Month. Eat a cupcake? I suppose this works if cupcakes make you smile . . . and you brush and floss afterwards.
Watch a funny movie? Might I suggest Little Miss Sunshine or Dodgeball.
Happy Smile Month!