Celebrate You! 2016 Day 11

by | Aug 11, 2016 | 2016 Celebrate You!, Celebrate You!, Mindset

Learn more about the 31-Day Celebrate You! Challenge

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” – Helen Keller
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How you hold yourself affects how others see you and how you feel about yourself.

There is something to be said about people being able to “smell your fear.” We don’t actually smell it per se, but when you bow your head, avoid eye contact and the like, you do communicate fear, submission and lack of confidence. And therefore, people will react to you, either consciously or subconsciously, in a way that acknowledges and “accepts” your fear, submission or lack of confidence.

Dr. Amy Cuddy did a TED Talk in which she discussed her research about body language. How you hold your body literally affects your body chemistry. Her research shows that holding your body in certain poses can make you feel more confident.

After listening to her talk, I tried standing in a power pose for two minutes each morning and found that I, too, felt more confident!

Day 11 Exercise

  1. Hold a power pose for two minutes. How did that make you feel? Notice how you feel and behave throughout the day. Did holding that pose make a difference for you like it did me? Challenge yourself to do this every day for the next five days. Journal about the differences you see in your life. If you like it, incorporate this practice into your you daily routine.
  2. Catch yourself being Awesome at least once today … and celebrate it well.
  3. Continue to add to your list of what you love about you.

Want Brownie Points? Post something from your list of Awesome in the Facebook Group! And be sure to use the #CelebrateYou hashtag.

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