How do you manage to smile when there is so much stress around?

If there is one sure accompaniment that comes with life, it is stress. Major or minor. Imaginary or real. Self-created or given by others, stress is the one sure thing that accompanies us ever since we discover its existence. Whether we want it to, or not. Even though we know that stress is bad for us, we rarely realize that is is we who create it, it is us who manufacture it.

Different people have different ways to handle stress. Over time some people learn to shrug off its constant company. Those who can’t, learn to suffer and live with it. A lucky few learn to handle it right, and make stress work as a trigger to help them get their goals.

I am one of those who hasn’t mastered any of the above mentioned ways. So how do I handle stress? What is my way to live with it? My only weapon to slay stress is, A Smile.

A smile that sprouts in my heart and blooms on my face. Because, just the thought of doing that relaxes me instantly.


Haven’t you felt your stress ebb away whenever you watch a smiling face? That of your friends, your partners, your child’s. Sometimes even a stranger’s. Then, why not flash one of your own?

A smile is a relaxant that put the giver at ease, and the receiver too. A smile signals that all is well. So even if it isn’t smile to make yourself believe it is. It makes me believe so, at least.

Everyone has their own share of stress, don’t burden them with yours and add to theirs. Share a smile instead, and help decrease their stress thus.

A smile is like a burst of sunshine, it lights up everything it touches and pierces through the dark clouds of stress. Click To Tweet

Smile away your stress and leave people wondering how do you manage to smile when there is so much stress around?

This post is a part of Blog Anniversary Celebration – Thoughts by Geethica turns 2 co-hosted by Slimexpectations and sponsored byAng-Tatva



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  1. I struggle when it comes to handling stress. INfact thats one thing that is a sore point in my life. I fret over it, brood and it finally turns into anxiety. I almost always need a buddy or a close person, to sit me through and calm my nerves.

  2. Agreed. A smile is something which has a healing power. Remember the day when we were a new mom, fully exhausted and stressed…only a smile of our baby made us felt relieved and energised. Thanks for sharing yours.

  3. The smile is surely the best stress buster. We should be brave enough to accept the reality and smile away the stress. Stress is all around but life has to move on.
    Thank you for participating in the blog anniversary celebration

  4. I keep learning new ways of dealing with stress. Some work, some don’t. Some stop working after a while. A smile though is sure to make those stress lines on the forehead vanish in no time!

  5. Managing stress is a big challenge for me too. I immerse myself in the chores that keep away the thoughts that lead to stress. At times, I chant. Now will add “smile” therapy to my list. Thanks Mayuri for sharing.

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