We all know that bad posture is bad for our health. If you slouch, you end up with pains and aches, and possibly a hunchback. What we tend to forget is that our posture also affects our mood (and vice versa).
Whenever you make yourself physically small, i.e. you tense up, slouch, look down, you will feel weak and insecure.
The same goes for the opposite. Whenever you make yourself taller, i.e. stand straight, chin up, look ahead, you will feel strong and confident.
We can totally take advantage of this when we are depressed and want to feel better. Get your body into a position of confidence and power, and you can’t help but feel good. Your muscles communicate to your brain that you’re experiencing confidence. In return, your brain will produce the corresponding emotional chemicals, which make you feel happy. Add a smile to your face and it will work even better! :-)
Do this exercise on a regular basis and pay attention to the positive results showing up in your life.