August 24

You see the world through how you feel

Business, Chewing gum for the mind ;-), Did you know?, Insight, Inspiration, Motivation

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Feeling GoodThis video of just over a minute long illustrates so beautifully how we see the world through how we feel.  So the big obvious Q is how did you feel in the first half vs the second?

One of the big misnomers of our times is that we need to change how we think in order to change how we feel.  Science and good old common sense tells us otherwise.  If we change our physicality, we can change how we feel.  If we listen to uplifting music or see imagery or even smell aromas that remind us of good times, we can change how we feel.

So the way to feeling good is quite simple; boogie to your favourite tune with a big fat grin on your face and a scented candle that reminds you of good times infusing the space and laugh as you catch yourself in the mirror!  What a way to start the day 🙂

And in the corporate paradigm where there are limitations on such wonderfully free feel good activity?  “Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.”

Amy Cuddy – Your body language shapes who you are

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