Did you know that body language is one of the oldest forms of communication?
Well think about it! Just take a look at prehistoric man- he used verbal and guttural noises to communicate with others around him, but he also used a lot of body language as well.
Large hand and arm gestures were quite often used to ward off would-be attackers or other tribes.
And even today, hand gestures are still used to give more emphasis to things being said.
In fact, body language in general is still used a surprising amount today- we just don’t realize it.
It has been estimated that 70% of communication is through body language. Some things (like whether someone is happy of sad) are much easier to notice by looking at someones body language, instead of listening to their words.
One of the simplest forms of body language is just to smile!
Have you ever noticed that when you smile it almost seems infectious? You smile at someone, and they smile back and then they just might pass it onto someone else!
Smiling is one of the easiest and most powerful forms of body language.
A perfect example of the power of smiling can be seen when a baby smiles for the first time. Nothing seems as beautiful or as heart warming as a smiling baby and people just can’t seem to resist smiling back at the baby either!
Nothing is more important in attracting and bonding with others than a simple smile!
I have a challenge for you..
Try smiling a bit more throughout today… You’ll find life more enjoyable, and others will enjoy being around you more as well!