How would you like to be perceived in a more favorable light? To be perceived as being more confident, more of a leader, more sure of yourself.
Or, forget about how others see you, how would you just like to feel more confident and more sure of yourself.
It’s called power posing. And it’s awesome because you get to stand around, in the privacy of your home of course, pretending you are Wonder Woman or Superman, cape and all.
You take your powerful super hero stance, put your chin up, pretend your cape is blowing in the wind behind you, let your super human energy run through you. Do it for 2 minutes. Guess what, you’re done.
You have raised your testosterone and lowered your stress hormone, cortisol. You feel more confident, more relaxed and others will feel it too.
The challenges and tasks you have to do today will feel easier, more actionable. All it takes is 2 minutes.
And it’s totally backed by science, for real, watch the Ted Talk.
Practice your power poses, get your kids to practice their power poses. There is no down side to walking around in your home as a superhero, especially with all the positive effects on your performance, the way you feel about yourself and the way you come across to others, the rest of the day.
My 6 year old daughter has a choir performance tomorrow for Remembrance Day, you can be sure, right before we leave for school, we’ll be standing together practicing our super hero poses. For something so simple and easy why not give yourself the edge.
We’ve actually been doing these power poses with our 4 year old heart warrior for quite some time now. Power of pretending to be a super hero has been well known for a long time, when it comes to little kids suffering through illnesses. It’s funny we didn’t think to apply it to ourselves.
If you have or know a heart warrior who needs a cape, visit HeartHeroes.org.
If you need a cape, and we all do, check out Super Fly Kids.com. This is not an affiliate link. And I haven’t ordered form them yet. But I like the idea that they to give capes to kids suffering illnesses.
So it’s time to do your poses. Just try it, trust me. This is an easy way to improve the quality of your life by one percent.
Get moving, to get doing.
Let me know how it goes.