#126 – Yawning instantly relaxes you and increases empathy. A perfect thing to do before an important date or in the middle of a fight. From: Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman, PhD.

Two other tricks that have been extensively tested in the lab and have practical applications are: putting on a happy face really does lift your spirits and you can make yourself somewhat angry or afraid just by making those expressions.   So whenever you must face a difficult situation, take a private moment to yawn and smile.  If nothing else, you’ll feel better.  

  

  

 

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When I was young, I made a lot of bad choices. The only way I knew to dig myself and my family out was to go to the library, always hoping that the next book I read would change my life and thankfully, often many of them did. Out of gratitude for the happy life I have now, I decided to share what I have learned, and continue to learn. I hope that Tuesday Tips helps you as much as they have helped and continue to help me. Sand
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2 Responses to #126 – Yawning instantly relaxes you and increases empathy. A perfect thing to do before an important date or in the middle of a fight. From: Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman, PhD.

  1. Clay Gordon says:

    In addition, if you can relax your hands, the rest of your body will follow. Whenever you are in a tense situation, particularly driving, focus on flexing then relaxing your hands and you will feel less stressed.

  2. sand1 says:

    Good idea, Clay. Thanks for the comment.

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