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Yellow Day

 Celebrate Yellow Day with a nice, healthy smile.

Yellow Day

Yellow Day, celebrated on June 20, is known as the happiest day of the year. Body expressions are a way of showing people's moods, and smiling, in particular, has a great communicative power to convey positive emotions such as joy, sympathy, or satisfaction.

When we smile, our body releases hormones such as dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin, and serotonin, which stimulate a sense of well-being and reduce anxiety and sadness. In addition, smiling also helps reduce levels of adrenaline and cortisol, which are substances associated with stress. In addition, it has been shown that smiling can improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure.

In short, smiling positively impacts our emotional and physical well-being, as it triggers chemical reactions in our body that make us feel happy and reduce stress. Yellow Day reminds us of the importance of smiling and cultivating positive emotions.

The psychological benefits of smiling.

  • Increases confidence: those who smile regularly are perceived as more social and outgoing, which increases self-confidence when establishing new personal relationships. However, people who smile less are often perceived as challenging or unsettling.

  • Combats negative feelings: smiling is ideal for coping with a low mood due to the increase of serotonin and dopamine, which act as a natural antidepressant.

  • Improves sleep quality: stress is related to a poorer quality of sleep, so smiling frequently lowers the levels of adrenaline and cortisol (elements that cause this sensation), thus facilitating the reconciliation of sleep and avoiding insomnia problems.

  • It reduces pain: the beta-endorphins released when smiling act as natural tranquilizers, which limit the sensation of pain.

People with poor oral health are more insecure when it comes to smiling; they even cover their mouths or hold back, so maintaining good oral health, brushing your teeth three times a day, using dental floss and mouthwash, and attending regular check-ups are essential.

In situations of depression or complicated emotions, it is essential to seek professional help from a psychologist. They are the experts qualified to evaluate the seriousness of the situation and provide the appropriate therapy. They can follow up on the case through face-to-face sessions in their office or via video calls.

A psychologist provides a safe and confidential space where people can explore their thoughts, emotions, and concerns. They use appropriate therapeutic techniques and tools to address emotional challenges and provide needed support.

Remembering that mental health is as important as physical health and seeking professional help is not a sign of weakness. In many cases, psychological therapy can make a difference and help overcome emotional difficulties. If you find yourself in a situation that affects your emotional well-being, I encourage you to seek the support of a qualified psychologist.