Your Smile, the Unspoken Communication Influencer!
The simple smile holds in it communication magic!
Putting it to the test, note how you feel the very next time someone smiles at You!
I can bet you probably feel welcome, cheered, confident, warm and appreciated. All these great feeling are something we caregivers crave!
That's communication magic in your smile, that’s the power you have to make others feel fantastic, simply by smiling at them!
A smile can instantly disarm and defuse a bad mood, ease a tense relationship, persuade another to cooperate and initiate a friendship. Your smile is part of your caregiving, it makes it more enjoyable!
This magic does not cost anything and you always have this potent tool at your disposal.
As part of your “YOU Matter” training you learn to allow yourself to smile, even when you don’t at first feel like it. Go ahead smile at yourself in a mirror, smile, giggle, be silly, it’s ok to feel good.
When you smile, studies have shown, good things happen to you too! Yes, you become more relaxed and cheerful!
I have also noticed that when we smile at people, most people do not expect it, they are taken back by it. Hey, that’s ok; share your smile any way. There is a good chance when the other person recovers from smile shock they will pay it forward!
In closing caregiving is serious business, however, you the caregiver matters, so don’t be too serious and grim-faced, wear an occasional smile and let your love shine!