Smiling improves your mood
A study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts – such as a vacation or a child’s recital – improve their mood and withdraw less.
The study is one of the first of its kind to examine emotional displays over a period of time while also delving into gender differences
“Women were harmed more by surface acting, meaning their mood worsened even more than the men and they withdrew more “But they were helped more by deep acting, meaning their mood improved more and they withdrew less.