Amy Cuddy, a Harvard Business School professor, gave an infamous TED talk about power-posing. She says that “our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behaviour, and our behaviour can change our outcomes.”
When you assume more open and big postures, you feel open and disinhibited – as opposed to curling up and keeping our arms close to our body when we feel inferior or awkward. By power-posing for a few minutes, your behaviour changes and you feel more confident, because you’ll believe that you can.
The mood you leave home in pretty much depicts your mood through the day. So in the morning, pose like Wonder Woman – chin up, legs apart and hands on hips. Or if you need a little boost through the day, straighten up your posture or find a little corner to become your own hero. Just as a peacock shows off its feathers, you can and will show off your confidence.
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