If you were playing charades and you wanted someone to guess the word timid or weak or powerless – how would you hold your body? Do it now. Weak, timid, powerless.
Ok, next turn. You want them to guess confident, strong and powerful. How would you hold you body now? Go ahead and do it. Confident, strong and powerful.
Emotions are both the causes and effects of actions. So before going into that meeting, or having that conversation with _____________ today, or tackling that project, “clear the calculator”, and hold your body like “confident, strong and powerful” or “confident, strong and caring” or “confident, caring and decisive”.
When you hold the posture, your body is telling your mind what is going on, and it responds with the associated thoughts and chemical releases.