First, go to this site: www.online-stopwatch.com.
Click on the green arrow. But wait! Don’t click on the “Start” button
Smile. Yes … smile, just smile. If you’re in a public place, just pretend to read something funny, so people won’t mind your smile.
While still smiling, click on the “Start” button.
1… 2… 3… 4… 5….
(Coming from the online-stopwatch page….)
Go on… keep smiling.
Smile, until the timer becomes 00:01:00 or greater.
(Comes back at this page….)
Done already? (You can keep smiling if you like.)
Now. Do you feel happier compared to before?
No? I apologize for wasting your time. Please go on the next blog on your reading list.
Yes? (Thank goodness it worked this time.)
No. Wait. Seriously (or Happily).
You became happier right?
You have just experienced how our facial expressions (or body posture) and feelings are inter-connected.
If you do happy actions like smiling, for instance. You will eventually feel happier.
So, the next time you feel a little down, just remember to SMILE 🙂
If you want more information about feeling happy, you can visit my previous post: Do You Want To Feel Happy?
Image Credit: Joe Shlabotnik from Flickr