"Smile and Relax" is about improving your mood with two simple actions: smiling about positive thinking.
Studies have demonstrated
that practicing positive ideation (i.e. - thinking happy thoughts) can improve subjective happiness and reduce worry. Similarly, other studies have shown
that engaging the facial muscles used for smiling can help you view the world more positively.
Want to support mental and emotional health in your school or classroom?
Mindfulness exercises provide children with the tools they need to self-regulate when facing difficult or stressful situations. Check out our blog for more tips on how to integrate mindfulness and social-emotional learning into your school community!