How to Kick your Smile up a Notch
The other day I was moving a pile, like thousands, of photos from my computer over to my external hard drive. It was taking too long just to open a single application, and I knew I need to clear off some junk to I could kick up the speed a bit.
In the process I saw photos pop up from 2011, 2012, etc. and immediately noticed how pained and unfortunate my smile was.
I looked so uncomfortable!! And I was! I never intended to be the one in front of the camera for the blog, but it just happened this way.
While smiling with great enthusiasm was never a great skill of mine, I definitely overthought it well into my twenties. I wanted my eyes to look a certain way and I didn’t want my cheeks to look too big on my already roundish face.
Here is a great example of my smile 4 years ago, to now.
Don’t you just want to smack that girl on the left in the face? Like, wake up sister. Look alive! Also? Shake the hair out a little bit while you’re at it.
Anyway, I can laugh at myself now that I’ve practiced my authentic smile a bit, and I thought I’d share a few tips with you in this lighthearted video today. One of them has to do with Emily Ley and you’ll just have to watch it to see why.
Now quit thinking about everything and just smile!