Keep a Smile in a Drawer

During a crisis find time to smile instead of the natural inclination to worry, hunker down and get serious.   We all need a pressure valve to release these intense feelings.  Stefanie Johnson, Founder/ CEO of SwapIt, has made her life’s mission to have women look and feel their best. Finding joy is critical to feeling good.  The unknown and unfamiliar breed fear, making it all more important to take time to celebrate the small things and get smiling.  

The Smile is a “Free” Tool 

No special equipment, planning or monthly price to be paid.   I am a big fan of the smile to change the dynamics in any situation.  You can read abou the smile as a great life hack clicking this link.  No preparation needed.  Always at the ready.  Leo Widrich the co-founder of Buffer says: 

Smiling stimulates our brain’s reward mechanisms in a way that even chocolate, a well-regarded pleasure-inducer, cannot match.

Stack the Odds in Your Favor

Placing small fun items in unexpected places will make you smile.  Hide a finger puppet on your bookshelf, put a wind-up toy on your desk, place a favorite item in your drawer so you see it every time you open it.  Purposefully placing unexpected items where they might not belong will increase your chances of smiling.   

Its Not Selfish to Enjoy

Watch the interview.  It will make you smile when you see some of my favorite things.

What’s Next: 

Find several small items that make you smile.  Put them where you are sure to see them several times a times a day.  Smile unexpectedly and find joy.  Check out SwapIt on their Website,  Facebook and Instagram.  

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