If you’ve ever been in phone sales then you’re probably familiar with the phrase ‘smiling and dialing.’ The reason for smiling before you dial is that it changes your entire physiology and often the person on the other end of the line that can only hear your voice can sense that you are smiling.

Research shows that putting a big smile on your face actually triggers happiness in your brain. Smiling has also shown to improve creativity since a brain in a positive state is open to ideas, which in turn improves problem solving.

Consciously smiling during times of anger or frustration can immediately change your view on a situation. Smiling will send a message to your brain that things will be okay and perhaps aren’t as serious as you think they are.

Making an effort throughout your day to smile will not only enhance your mood and well-being, but will also make you more likable and enjoyable to be around.