Busy day... Worked a split at work. Made some time in the morning for a short yoga practice which set the tone for the rest of my day. I resolved to smile more (even if it's forced sometimes!). I caught myself slipping back into "dead face" or even a grimace during stressful times at work, and reminded myself to engage those cheek muscles!
Faking it can lead to actually feeling the benefits of a smile. I thought that this was just a trick that my therapists used to tell me to try and get me to stop scowling at them... Turns out, it is an actual scientifically proven phenomenon; I learned about it in my psychology class this past semester!
So smile. Now.