“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
Have you ever thought about your impact ratio upon others? How many can you touch with a smile or better still with a lasting hug or even more than this the words we use. Subliminal messages are sent from us to one another with or without recognition. Simplistic actions can be carried out in good deeds, kind words or just being thoughtful to others. The vocabulary we use and the interaction we have with one another is ever-lasting and we are imprinting ourselves onto others consciously and unconsciously.
I have created a simple impact ratio algorithm that indicates how we can be an impact on others.
Impact ratio in simple terms:
- 1 →2 →4 → 8 → 16 and so on so forth
The simple algorithm indicates how simple it is to touch others with smiling. However, smiling is innate to many of others but not so much to others. Did you know just the simple act of smiling you can recover from trauma or tragedy?
“I live by this credo: Have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something to laugh about if you try hard enough.”
— Red Skelton
Here’s the science behind it:
- Activates the release of neuropeptides that work towards fighting off stress
- They facilitate messaging to the whole body when we are happy, sad, angry, depressed, or excited. The feel-good neurotransmitters — dopamine, endorphins and serotonin – this all released when a smile flashes across our face
- Smiling not only relaxes the body but can lower heart rate and blood pressure
- Endorphins are set off, which is a natural pain reliever
- The serotonin release brought on by your smile serves as an anti-depressant/mood lifter. Anti-depressants sold to the mass use chemicals to influence the levels of serotonin in the brain. With one smile you don’t need to be concerned with the side effects and of course no prescription is required from the doctor.
The science indicates that smiling is a tool that is easy and free to use. There are many things we associate with a positive emotion like buying a new car, bag, going on date with a movie star, winning an award; these all leave us with a warm fuzzy feeling. These are fleeting and will create a feeling for a little while. This is why there are so many people who love to exercise and the feel good factors from there are just like smiling but with even more positive health implications. This is the same with sex too.
Here are some questions to help you on your way:
- What sort of behaviour commitments are you making?
- Do you only analyse the actions required in your plan?
- What about the positive sociological impact you can create naturally and organically without spending a penny?
- Are you frowning now and not realising it?
- Are you emotionally blocked but you don’t know how to move forward with this?
- Have you lost your way and you are forgetting your inner self along the way?
- The question has been around for decades ‘what makes us happy?’
When you look at human and emotional traits of individuals, the following will not matter; age, sex, wealth and socio-economic groups. We are all seeking emotional happiness and affirmation from others verbally and non-verbally. It is very difficult to ascertain what makes us happy. Our base desires will want affirmation, love and appreciation from others. A simple real smile can begin the process and ignite the chemicals in your body and mind. The feel good factor will allow you to move steadfast with the tasks you wish to fulfil and possibly instantly change your outlook. Now is the time to stop the frown and work on emotional wellbeing. You will then find happiness is not out of reach and already within reach of what you desire.