Did you know that the act of smiling, even if you don’t feel like it, can boost your mood? When we smile our bodies release the feel-good chemicals, endorphins, which in turn help to relieve stress and improve wellbeing. Smiling can also help us to thrive socially, lower blood pressure and boost our immune systems!

Of course, smiling doesn’t always come easy. From major life events to everyday irritations, there are times when turning on a smile is the last thing we feel like doing. However, to help inspire you and hopefully see you beaming throughout the season, we have come up with six reasons why you should smile this autumn…

  1. 1. 6 October is World Smile Day! If you ever needed an excuse to spend the day grinning, here it is! Based on an idea by Harvey Ball, an American artist who is credited with designing the smiley face symbol back in 1963, the day will see people all over the world celebrate by smiling and doing kind acts.
  2. 2. You can officially get cosy. Autumn is here and that can mean only one thing – you can ditch the sandals, shorts and t-shirts and indulge in your inner-need for all things cosy. From warm knits to Heat Holders’ original thermal socks for men, women and kids, the whole family can stay snug this season.
  3. 3. The countdown is on. While you may still be lamenting the loss of the summer weather, a touch of sparkle is just around the corner as the countdown to Christmas begins. Sure, it’s a hectic time of year but moments such as watching the kids’ in their nativity performances, decorating the Christmas tree and seeing the faces of loved ones when they open their gifts make it all worth it.
  4. 4. You can binge watch guilt-free. When the days are long and the sun is shining it seems somewhat wasteful to be sat indoors watching TV, however, autumn, with its chillier weather and shorter days provides the perfect excuse to throw on your comfies and binge watch a box set.
  5. 5. New season trends. Treat yourself to a wardrobe update with the new season fashion trends which are hitting shops now. From rich colours to warm fabrics, you can look bang on trend with just a few simple updates to your wardrobe.
  6. 6. Heat Holders’ new blanket collection. Sure to see you smiling as you wrap up snug and warm, is our new range of Snuggle Ups® blankets. As you’d expect from Heat Holders, the blankets are perfect for retaining heat and are soft and tactile against the skin. Available in a range of 16 contemporary colours including antique silver, winter fawn and cranberry, they will look beautiful in any room of the house and make a perfect gift.

To celebrate World Smile Day, tweet us and tell us what is making you smile this season, @heatholdersocks.