Saturday, May 20, 2006

Smile

Today I will be highly productive. I feel energized and ready to tackle the fairly long list of things I have felt behind on. Not positive why I feel that way but I do.

Yesterday the Globe and Mail had an interesting article on Botox. People who had frown lines removed and were no longer able to frown (Botox kills the muscles), overcame their depression problems. Interesting concept that on some level I have known for a long time.

We become the way we act. "Fake it until you make it". One of the reason I like reading about great people is to learn. I also try to act the way they do. Over time, I often have some of the success they have had. I try to figure out how a "successful" person would act then act that way even though it often feels disingenuous when I start doing it.

It stands to reason that the same principle would apply to frowning. If you cannot act depressed, you cannot be depressed. There seems to also be an interesting connection between the body and the mind. The way the body acts impacts the mind.

So from now on, I will try to smile more (and frown less).

3 Comments:

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Me1issa said...

Too bad such concept doesn't last. Depression is a state of mind, not being. You can't just pretend it doesn't exist and have it go away. Great post though! :) Popped by via Blog Explosion.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger christine said...

This is my "depressed stance." When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this.
~Charlie Brown

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Nigeria tops happiness survey

The survey confirms money does not buy happiness

A new study of more than 65 countries published in the UK's New Scientist magazine suggests that the happiest people in the world live in Nigeria - and the least happy, in Romania.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3157570.stm
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I am here on Bonny Island in Nigeria and I see a family of 11 living in a dingy bed-sitter and they are not robbing or thinking of suicide and are happy to go to church to sing cheerful praies to God in the midst of squalor.

We can really smile through adversity and poverty.

But, if we continue to smile and not despise poverty, Nigeria will continue to be among the poorest countries in the world. And being the happiest will not solve our economic or political problems.

God bless.

 

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