Mornings are tough. Heck, afternoons can be tough. But research out of Harvard University hopes to make your day just a little bit easier. Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says that before you get out of bed, stretch out and make your body as big as you can. According to Cuddy, “When you pretend to be powerful, you are more likely to actually feel powerful,” which her research shows can have drastic effects on your physiology. And even crazier, it can actually change the hormones your body produces and can instantly improve the way you feel. This game-changing research doesn’t stop when you wake up, either. The Harvard study shows that just a couple minutes of power posing during the day can raise your confidence by increasing testosterone and lower your cortisol levels which helps you deal with stress throughout the day. So be big, and be bold because it could actually make your life better.
1. Who is Amy Cuddy?
2. What would happen if you pretend to be powerful?
3. How effective is power posing during the day? Be as specific as possible.
4. Are you willing to power-pose as often as possible? Why don't you make that pose right now?
"The better your posture looks, the more respect you'll get from others."
Do you agree?
Why do you think so?