How long does it take to feel better after grinning?

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We can smile and grin to induce positive emotions and feel better.

I felt down while taking a shower and reminded myself of this. I attempted it and felt better almost immediately. Definitely within 10 seconds.

Perhaps it's a placebo; I expected this outcome (me shifting towards more positive emotions) and therefore my body shifted towards more positive emotions. Perhaps it's actually effective this quickly.

However, placebo or not, I don't think it matters. My mood did (subjectively) improve.


(To my future self)
I should do some research into this.


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