“Our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~Herman Melville
Ladies, yes I am calling you out, and feel free to push back if you really disagree… what is the deal with the scowls all the time? It’s even the weekend and everywhere all I see is what I call “that look.” It’s not necessarily an angry or mean look, just a very serious, anxious, “I am not happy and don’t even think about approaching me” look. Now this certainly may be coming from my perspective and viewpoint, but I do not see this look on the faces of men in general. Sure some may be serious, or even angry, just not that… I am always pissed off look.
I am guessing that perhaps many do not even realize it’s there. I think it is time for us all to start paying attention to our expressions… and start smiling more. When I trained telephone salespeople, and I still recommend this to many, I used to make them put a mirror on their desk so they could always see how they look. It’s amazing how different a series of calls will go when you are smiling during those calls rather than frowning. Try it sometime… but more important, start carrying a mirror or making sure to take a look at yourself in mirrors or windows periodically during the day. Pay attention to what you are putting out there. I am fairly certain it will make a dramatic positive difference in your day-to-day interactions.
So… Turn that Frown Upside down and start smiling more, if nothing else it will certainly make YOU feel better.