Grow Thyself: 15 Min. Power Pose Exercise
A little preparation can go a long way. Before an important meeting or presentation is your brain firing all kinds of ideas and fears? As you get out of bed in the morning, are you anxious about the upcoming events of the day? Sure, there are big lifestyle changes and confidence building programs out there, but its always nice to start with the low-hanging fruit first. Confidence impacts everything we do and everyone wants more of it. What if there was something you could do within a few minutes that significantly boosted your self-confidence?
In this video, Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” can have a big impact on our daily success. I’d suggest you watch it, then read on.
We all have different versions of ourselves based on our moods. In a very real sense, the “baseline” mood you carry the most is the “you” that everyone knows. Happy Jane says and does things differently than Sad Jane. So whether you are nervous, angry or thankful – it shows. More importantly you judge yourself based on how you act/react.
Have you ever said: “Oh, I’d never be able to make that presentation”? Your attitude can be self-fulfilling.
Sure, nervous Jane wouldn’t be able to do it, but what about Happy Jane? What if it was easy to channel that happiness when you need it? Let us know how this goes for you on Twitter using the hashtag #GrowThyself or tag us @Informulate.