…even in situations when you’re not feeling particularly powerful – or so say the findings of social psychologist, Amy Cuddy. In her experiments, power poses practiced privately before a job interview lowered participants’ cortisol levels and improved their outcomes.
So the next time you need a boost of confidence and calm, consider finding a quiet place to strike a Wonder Woman pose for a couple minutes, then carry on. Sounds like something worth trying at least once.
Want to learn more?
Watch her TED Talk or check out her book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self To Your Biggest Challenges. You can find it on the MW Library shelves @ 158.1 CUD.