How you stand effects you, and everyone around you.
Sit up straight. Stand up tall. For years, we’ve been told that good posture makes a good impression. This is absolutely true. It just takes a few moment of looking in the mirror to notice that how you stand effects how you are percieved. If you stand upright, pushing your chest out and arms back, you portray an inate confidence that others will follow. But it seems good posture doesn’t just affect other people.
Good posture affects more than just your height.
In fact, according to a 2009 study at Ohio State, good posture can actually inspire internal confidence.
How you stand, changes what you think about yourself
The study found that people in confident poses (traditional good posture) rated themselves much more highly than those that slumped. Good posture improved their confidence, mood and their own impressions of themselves.
“Keep your head up” really is good advice.
At TED Global in 2012, Amy Cuddy gave one of the most interesting talks that I’ve seen. The recording been viewed almost 16 Million times. Amy talks about the power of power poses. Stand up. Be open. Inspire confidence. If you’ve never seen it before, do yourself a favor: sit up, uncross your arms and enjoy.