PAY attention next time you put on your favourite perfume, and you will notice several things happening.
You may think of someone special or recall an event or incident.
You might even experience certain feelings like happiness or love.
And remember that the way you smell also has a direct impact on the people around you.
Read on to find out how the sense of smell influences our daily lives and why it is important for us to make sure that we smell good.
Memories and emotions
Studies show that our recall of smells is far more accurate than any of the other senses.
The olfactory receptors that collect smells run from the back of the nose along the bottom of the brain and are linked to the two parts of the brain that govern emotion and memory, namely the amygdala and the hippocampus.
No wonder that one stiff of something can trigger an old memory and its associated feelings, both good and bad.
Health and well-being
The natural odour of your body is directly linked to your health, dietary habits and personal hygiene practices.
Smelling good is about self-care.
If you are taking the time to make sure that you smell good, this attention to yourself will permeate into other aspects of your life.
Smells also impact your mood and productivity.
Smelling good can leave you feeling happier, motivated and fulfilled.
Five quick tips to always smelling good:
·Drink plenty of water
·Watch what you eat and include lots of fruit and vegetables
Pay attention to the cleanliness of your body and hair
·Wear clean clothing
Take regular exercise in the outdoors
Apply your favourite perfume to your pulse point and reapply through the day as necessary.
As you go out into the world, the fact that you smell great will have a positive influence not only on your life but also on the lives of all the people who are in close contact with you.— www.homage.com.