Fake it until you make it! It works!!!!

24. January 2014 | 6 Comments »

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By putting yourself in a “power pose” for two minutes you can actually decrease your stress hormone and elevate the power (testosterone) hormone in your body. By contrast, putting yourself in a “low power position” will actually decrease power (testosterone) hormone in your body and elevate your stress hormone (cortisol). In other words, by “faking it you really can make it!” This all goes back to self-fulfilling prophecy; take two minutes before a stressful situation and put yourself in a power pose and science says you will do better in that situation. Research conducted by Dana R. Carney, Amy J.C. Cuddy, and Andy J. Yap from Columbia University and Harvard University’s. For more information please watch:
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

 

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  1. Comment by Trixie | January 27, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    This is very interesting and useful! I tried this technique myself and it does help! Thank you so much for sharing!


  2. Comment by Alisha benzalde | January 27, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    Truly amazing, I see this in everday life.


  3. Comment by Lancaster Ruth | February 3, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

    I tried this before my meeting with the stock holders yesterday, I definitely felt more confident. Thanks.


  4. Comment by Sarah P. | March 3, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

    I tried this before an intimidating situation…I felt a bit weird for posing like that…but it did make me feel a bit more confident. Thanks for the tips.


  5. Comment by hollyrauser | March 3, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

    Sarah, so glad you tried it! Even better to have positive results! Science says it works.


  6. Comment by hollyrauser | March 3, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

    Ruth, great to hear it boosted your confidence. Too many people hunker down bending over their phone, not realizing they are actually putting themselves in a “low-power pose” raising their stress hormone. Kudos to you.


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