At this point most people are thinking.. wait what... but this is probably one of the greatest pieces of advice I can give to anyone. Smiling is the number 1 simplest way to make people like you. A simple smile to anyone you interact with during the day will usually be returned with a smile and this leads to a positive encounter. I hear people complaining all the time about Oh so and so cashier at such and such store was such a bitch. This .. is the cure for that.. at least most of the time. It creates and instant positive perception that it makes it hard for people to not lighten and treat you a little bit better. Enthusiasm is contagious. There are a few other strange benefits of smiling that most people don't know. Smiling uses many muscles and their use releases endorphins which make you happy. This means that simply smiling can *trick* your body and improve your mood. According to many studies smiles are a key facial feature linked to positive attraction.. people will think you look better if you smile.
Boosts your immune system
Lowers Blood Pressure
Try it out this next week. Try and wear a smile as much as you can and report back to me on if you noticed the world smiling back :)