Pay attention to your body language next time you’re feeling sad, stressed, or anxious. Your physiology is affected by your psychology, and the opposite is also true.
Next time you’re sick or feeling sad take notice how you ‘hold yourself’. Are you standing straight and tall, shoulders back and head held high?
What about if your are worried or lacking confidence? Your body can reveal so much about what you are thinking and feeling.
Change your stance, and you change your circumstance.
Speak The Language of Change
Knowing that your thoughts can affect how you ‘hold yourself’, then the opposite is also true. If you want to feel confident begin by changing your stance. Stand straight and tall. You may immediately begin to ‘feel’ different simply by holding yourself in high esteem.
Making A Lasting Impression
Now imagine walking into a job interview looking confident and in control. Again, change your stance, change your circumstance. This could be the difference between success and failure.
Also, have you ever noticed that happier people are more hopeful. They look up more often as they dream of a bright future. It is hard not to notice their sunshine smile.
Next time you’re feeling ‘down’, stand straight and tall, with your chin slightly up, and you’ll notice that it’s hard to feel ‘down’ for long when you’re looking up!
Spend time outdoors especially when you are feeling down. Look up at the sky and enjoy the fresh air. Sunshine is a great mood enhancer and the healing rays of the sun in moderation can be very therapeutic. Natural sunlight stimulates the production of seratonin that will keep you feeling upbeat, not to mention the production of Vitamin D. Particularly during winter or when you are spending extended periods indoors such as when you may be recovering from an illness, natural sunlight will help you shine.