Do you ever find yourself sitting in the driveway with the car running so you can finish listening to your favorite song on the radio or an interesting interview? I confess –> I do this all the time.
Most recently it happened during a late night trip to the grocery store. Amy Cuddy, a researcher at Harvard, was being interviewed, and she was talking about her research on body language…
In her Ted Talk, Amy explains how our body language is both a reflection and a driver of how powerful we feel. Most of us can probably relate to her real-life examples of “imposter syndrome,” like being in a room with your intellectual peers but feeling as though you don’t belong. Amiright?
What is your body doing right now as you read this? Are you hunched over? Are your arms or legs crossed?
You can change how powerful you feel right now by adopting a different position.
Cuddy’s research says that over time, by adopting positions like these, we begin to feel more powerful.
Go for it! You’re already a super hero, just adopt the pose!
If you’re looking for more inspiration on feeling powerful (or the science behind it), I highly recommend watching her outstanding Ted Talk.
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