… and smile

The contemplative writer and broadcaster Brian Draper devised a delightful soulfulness practice, which I use personally and sometimes when working with leaders and teams.

Stop. Relax. Breathe…and smile.

It’s astonishing what adding that ‘smile’ on the end does.

Smiling lifts us, shifting our gaze. It releases both neuropeptides and neurotransmitters – including dopamine, endorphins and serotonin – into our mind and body. And, it changes our voice. Really.

Try it and see.