Hello, guys. Nowadays, people are stressful with their busy life. We are seeking for life satisfaction until forget to enjoy our life.
A recently research on ‘Happiness and Life Satisfaction in Malaysia’ from the World Values Survey (WVS) database showed that Malaysians are comparatively less happy than citizens in Western countries. Today, I would like to persuade you that you should smile everyday. I believe that smiling is important in our life because it is good for our health, important for us to build relationships and it can influence people.First, smiling is good for our health.Smile helps us to live longer.Smile releases stress, helps the heart function, and keeps our healthy longer.In 2011, a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled ‘Positive affect measured using ecological momentary assessment and survival in older men and women” found that older people who weren’t happy with their life had nearly twice the risk to be died in the next five years compared to happier people.Despite factors like illness, finances and depression, happier people still can reduce 35% risk of death.
Another research on baseball players conducted by E. L. Abel and M. L. Kruger in 2010 was published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that the wider your smile, the longer you may live.On average, the players with no smile lived for 72.
9 years, and those with full smiles can lived until 79.9 years. That is an overall difference of seven years of life between those players that don’t and those who like to smile.Next, smiling slows the heart rate and relaxes the body. This lets our heart work more smoothly.
Smiling can reduce the production of stress hormone – cortisol. Smiling releases endorphins to increase blood flow and lower blood pressure. In an article published in MNT – Hourly Medical News in 2012, Catharine Paddock stated that people who smile and laugh often are less likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, and strokes than those who consider themselves unhappy.Secondly, smiling is important for us to build relationships.Smiling helps us to make more friends. Smiling makes us be more approachable, personable, and reliable. Psychology has shown that smiling makes us more attractive to others.
Smile is an inviting facial expression which releases tension and makes people feel comfortable around each other. A smile tells people we are willing to talk and interact with them. People are more willing to engage socially with others who are smiling and someone they think are friendly. According to a 2015 study in Springer’s journal Motivation and Emotion, Belinda Campos of the University of California, US stated that ‘If you want to strike up a new relationship, simply smile.’ Moreover, smiling helps to develop positive work relationships.
Always greet to our partners with a smile can get close with them. Smile is the first thing that breaks down barriers between people.Smiling lets us to get help from others easily. They are more really to work and solve the problems together with us. In the article entitled ‘Be Happy in your Work: The Role of Positive Psychology in Working with Change and Performance’ which was published in Journal of Change Management in 2016, M. S.
Allen & P. J. McCarthy stated that a positive work relationship is important to create a comfortable environment to work and this increases the performance.Last but not least, smiling can influence people.
Smiling can inspire and give hope to others.Smile can motivate people to do better performance.Smile shows that we are appreciate their dedication and recognise their effort.In the book, Flow and the Foundations of Positive Psychology, M. E. P.
Seligman, who belongs to Department of Psychology in University of Pennsylvania, argues that psychological effect will affect people’s performance which bring about great changes.Furthermore, smiling can heal people emotionally.Smile makes people feel warm and touched.Smile can calm down and let others know that we understand their feelings.People are more willing to accept you and share each other’s happiness and sadness.In conclusion, I believe that smiling is important in our life.
Everyone should smile everyday.We now know the powerful of smile that is good for our health, important to build relationships and it can influence people.I will end my speech with a quote ‘Smiling makes you and others feel better, and it makes you look younger’ by Marie Helvin, a famous American fashion model. Thank you.