I was just going through Ted Talks and I decided its time I write what I gained from those! That way I am spreading it to a wider audience and inking it into my heart and soul.
Today’s TED talk is about how body language shapes your mind given by Amy Cuddy, social psychologist. Being interested in psychology myself ,the topic in itself excited me . As everybody knows the thoughts can actually control your actions , thereby the body language. But is the converse true? Can a change in your body language actually affect the way u feel ?
Apparently it does! The video is all about it . It’s quite fascinating to learn about such concept, as it can change the course of your life if consciously attempted. The way u stand or sit in itself can make you feel powerful or powerless! Don’t believe it? Try stretching out your arms and doing the victory pose , u will feel powerful . Try stretching out and feeling like a boss , you will feel powerful .
It’s about being able to feel confident and powerful just by acting like one. It gives an increased confidence in taking risks , in expressing yourself , ultimately getting what you want 🙂 . Though the science behind it is still unexplored by myself , I do think it’s something that is important enough to know. 🙂
I have tried it myself and yes it works, when you fake being powerful , you will feel powerful which is the intent. It’s “fake it till you make it or rather become it ” as Amy says.
Embedding the link to the TED Talk , share and spread the knowledge .. 🙂