21 Mar The Botox Study
And the Studies Show…
This week, I’m so excited to share with you some things I’ve learned from our friends in the science world. Did you know that there are 40 muscles in the face? And that 10 of them are used to smile? I learned that and I learned that Charles Darwin had a theory over a hundred years ago that how we feel is directly in line with our expressions. See, we may have THOUGHT that it was a one-way street! A lot of us think, oh, our face is going to represent how we feel-right? While that’s true, the opposite is true too! What our face DOES can affect how we feel. Dr. Paul Ekman took Darwin’s theory and tested it. He had subjects bite chopsticks (simulating smiles) while watching cartoons, and a second set of subjects watch without the chopsticks. The first set thought thought they were funnier! There was also a Botox study done by David Neal and Tanya Chartrand that showed patients who had Botox in any of those ten muscles in the face we talked about, especially the ones around the eyes had an increase in depression. They also looked at using a numbing agent on those muscles, so the muscles had to work harder to smile — and they found an increase in mood.
So, you see, there is a direct correlation between smiling and your ability to handle stress, life, everything. So, next time you find yourself dealing with stress, or you’ve got to do a sales presentation, or make cold calls… put a smile on your face! You’ll feel an instant lift. Give it a try.
And keep smiling…
Want to learn more about designing a life that is filled with smiles AND success? Check out my book How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About or call me to find out how I can bring this game-changing topic to your next event!
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