3 things you should do to live life fully

Smile first thing in the morning and last thing at night
Smiling is very powerful because it can help out in times of stress or tension [1], but smiling can also make us look attractive and improve our overall mood [2].
Does this show that being a smiley person helps us and others? Is smiling the secret to a happy self, family, country and world?
There are times whenever a smile would be inappropriate and faking too many smiles isn’t good either but smiling more often does help. Be attractive, improve your mood and smile a little more than you normally do.
Eat wholefoods, and lots of them
A healthy diet shows inside and outside. Our body loves wholefoods because they are fully packed of important nutrients and minerals. Wholefoods go hand-in-hand with body repair and growth. Our brain also loves these foods because our mood, concentration, memory and alertness improve with a rich wholefood diet [3].
Does a diet rich wholefood diet keep us fit, slim and generally healthy? Does this make us feel good, allowing us to smile more, naturally?
Communicate
Reach out. Talk and listen to your friends and family. Maintain relationships through good communication.
Meet new people. Say “hi” and start a conversation with new people. Timing, of course, plays a large part in how and when you should do this but meeting new people means that life itself is more interesting.
Sometimes in life each day isn’t as positive as others, for example, having bad days or experiencing a loss. Life isn’t always plain sailing and easy. Communication at these times can be difficult. If you do find communication hard then listen to music. All types of music. A sad song followed by your favourite upbeat song really helps you to get over this communication blep. When you do get over it reach out again. Stay in touch.

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References

  1. Net Doctor.
  2. Longevity.
  3. Daily Mail.

Why do manners matter?

Most of the world’s children are brought up with basic manners, for example, saying: please, thank you, goodbye….

Manners: Back to basics

Personally speaking it is always good to get a gentle reminder about manners and making use of them regularly. My grand-parents used to be remind me of manners regularly. Not because I didn’t use them but to make sure I used them often and to everyone.

It’s nice to be nice.

Smiling alongside manners are very powerful people’s skills. They provide a really warm combination of niceness. Smile and use manners on a daily basis.

Mean what you say

Sincerity is appreciated by everyone. If you mean what you say, then what you say becomes even more powerful. Next time you say “thank you” think about it and then say “thank you” — you will mean what you say.

Tone of voice

Did you know that the tone of your voice can change the message of what you are saying. Come here, for example, can have different meanings depending upon what words you emphasis. Make sure you don’t over emphasis because this has a negative tone.

These simple gestures reflect this short post. It doesn’t take a lot of energy to do these things so no one has an excuse not to do / use them.

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Reference

  1. Life experience

Be kind — smile

Reminders can sometimes be useful. Smiling is powerful but doing it more often helps you and other people.

Should I smile more often?

The short answer is yes. Smiling:

  • Enhances attractiveness
  • Improves our mood
  • Is contagious
  • Helps you stay positive

Smiling more often helps everybody. Next time you’re in a store or on a bus, for example, smile at a random stranger. Smiling is one of the easiest random acts of kindness human beings can do.

Photo of smiling faces

Photo of smiling faces.

Reference

  1. Top 10 Reasons to Smile. [Online] [Accessed on 11th August 2013]

Laugher is important

Having a good time feels fantastic, right? In the moment of laughing it is important to soak in every moment. The reason why this is important, is because we are less likely to forget about a moment if we associate more things with it. Let me explain:

Associate to remember

Whenever you are laughing, or smiling, try to take in as much as you can. What does the room smell like? What colour was your friend’s top?

If you can remember these things, you are more likely to retune yourself into that moment. But why would you want to remember a laugh with this level of detail?

Happy moments help us through sad(er) moment(s)

Life itself is not easy: life throws up several obstacles, which can make it seem unfair. But whenever you are having a bad day, or are feeling sad because of what happened recently, try to remember what colour that top was, or what the smell smelt like. Remember this level of detail may help you smile quicker.

Without even researching this topic, I know that laughing binds people together. But I also know that smiling helps whenever you are not feeling great. Smiling, and laughing, becomes the norm once you’re feeling okay. So smile more, laugh more, get binding with other people — you will feel better for it.

Sharing laughs is fun. Smiling can lead to a laugh. It’s a good cycle to get into!

living life

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Live life

I felt I needed to write something after I spent a great weekend at home with my family and friends. I also felt that I needed to write something which everyone could relate to – life.

live life - live on!

Everyday we are lucky enough to take on the world as we wake up in the morning. For some this could involve waking up beside a partner. For some this could be waking up (at home) with your bother(s) or sister(s). For some this could be waking up with someone you brought into the world – your son or daughter. Whatever way you start the day, it is really important to remember that you’re you!

Self recognition

Being able to share a life event with someone makes life seem enhanced. Getting a smile off another human being for being you is priceless. I bet everyone reading this can remember a morning over the last seven days when they felt good?! Perhaps because you saw another person feel good too!!!

If we are happy with ourselves, feel good about ourselves the chances of us having more smiling encounters with other people in our lives increases tenfold.

  • Eat more fruit – if you’re good on the inside it’ll show on the outside
  • Recongise that there is only ever going to be one you on this planet – no one else will be like you! Appreciate it more today than you did yesterday

Here’s one sentence I was thinking of whenever writing this post:

Life is short, so make it sweet, and share it with as many people who appreciate sweet things!

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