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Hey gardeners did you know that smiling for just 30 seconds can induce feelings of happiness? Studies have shown that when you use the muscles in your face to smile it triggers familiar pathways in your brain that is associated when you are happy and makes your brain think you are in a joyful state (even if you're not).

This means that smiling can be a powerful Gardening Tool that can help you quickly get out of the weeds (negative feelings) and back to appreciating your flowers (good feelings). We encourage you to pick 2-3 times a day to stop and smile even if you have nothing to smile about. So what do you say gardeners...Ready-Set-SMILE!

Scroll down to read more about the physical, social and emotional benefits to smiling. And scroll all the way down to collect your Gardening Tool Badge for this exercise!

Ready-Set-Smile Has Gardener Roots In:

😃 Like a yawn, a smile can be contagious...pass it on.

😃 It is an instant mood booster.

😃 It can lower your stress.

😃 You can do it anytime, anywhere.

😃 It can boost your immune system.

😃 A fun exercise to do at home or in the classroom.

😃 No material required.

Hey gardeners, did you just smile? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Ready-Set-Smile' Gardening Tool Badge'!

--> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet.

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You Are a Gardener® and the #PullYourWeeds® Blog are rooted in empowering children, teachers and families with a variety of 'gardening tools' to help manage stress/big emotions and encouraging gardeners to feel confident & calm. Most featured exercises and activities can be done in school and at home and are appropriate for gardeners of all ages.

To earn more Gardening Tool Badges & download your FREE Collectors Sheet...Click Here!


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