I noticed the other day as I was taking off my makeup for the night that I’m getting frown lines! Me? I’m always smiling. Well, actually, I used to always smile when I worked outside the home, and had contact with other people. Now I’m mostly just sitting at the computer working away in silence – not too much to smile about. But other than using an efficient anti-aging cream, how do I combat these lines?
The one thing I’ve decided to do is to go to bed with a smile on my face. This is easy to do because most of the time, instead of watching TV at night I do a Brainwave Entrainment CD. Meditation is proven to help you relax, so this gets me a little out of frown mode!
Then, right after I go to bed I lay there and say my self help affirmations. These aren’t anything I’ve bought and repeat to myself hoping they will work. I really don’t think a “canned” list of affirmations work very well because they don’t come from the heart. And, even though I’ve used some of the suggestions made by others, I have adapted them to what I feel, and what I believe will come to be.
I have a few belief affirmations that have to do with believing in being divinely guided; and that “I will always be in the right place at the right time.” Then I have the ones that have to do with being successful and happy. It’s at this time that I begin to smile – thinking about just how it will feel when I achieve these goals. I end my affirmations with a smile on my face.
Now, this may or may not help my frown lines, I really don’t care. But that smile makes me feel good as I go to sleep; it also helps me clear my mind for the day. And actually, by the time I’m done with the affirmations, I’m asleep! I never have a problem sleeping, and I never have a problem smiling!
One other thought before I leave you. Do you think that if you go to bed smiling you will wake up in a bad mood? Now, I’m not going to say you will just lay there and smile all night, but something does happen when you go to sleep in a good mood. I can’t put my fingers on it just yet, but I’m happy to just share this with you and hope you make it a practice in your night.
Here’s to SMILE Lines, NOT Frown Lines!