We’re told that sitting up straight, walking with purpose and flashing a smile are reliable ways to make good first impressions, but when you’re feeling down, or even just tired, it can be difficult to conjure up the spirit to even just smirk. Yet you may find that putting in that little bit of effort is enough to boost your mood. By changing up our body language—posture, expression, etc.—we can not only project who we want to be to others but start to feel that way about ourselves as well.
In this episode, Kelly discusses the evidence linking body language to mood, a very unusual study, and how even altering her posture has changed the way people look at her.
The Finer Details of This Episode:
– A shout-out to Kimberly Eifrid, who wrote in about our recent interview with Lisa Hisscock.
– The studies suggesting outward appearance affects our attitude.
– Boosting your mood by changing up your posture.
– How “walking like a tiger” wowed a cashier and boosted Kelly’s mood
– Coming in December: interviews with a gold medalist and a modern day shaman!
“Just smile and wiggle your butt—it works with most things in life.”
“Our movements and our physical action affects our minds and our emotions.”
“You can literally change your hormones by the way you change your body language.”
“Change your body, change your mind.”
Amy Cuddy, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are” – https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en
Lumo Lift Posture Coach & Activity Tracker – https://www.lumobodytech.com/lumo-lift-posture-corrector/
More Than a Body homepage – http://www.morethanabody.com/
The Angel Tiger Fit homepage – https://angeltigerfit.com/
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