May 15 2013 Editor Assistance Newsletter
A friend of mine posted a GREAT video to my Facebook page which I highly recommend you all watch. The video is only 20 minutes long and it provides information which could help your entire life. It's about how your body language directly influences how you feel.
Studies have already shown that when you force yourself to smile, it makes you feel happier. That is, just the action of your mouth curving into a smile triggers relaxation hormones in you. So being aware of your facial gestures and "putting on a smile" helps to relax and gentle your mood.
Researcher Amy Cuddy went one step further, and found that specific poses greatly enhance your feeling of calm and reduce fears. So if you're about to go into a stressful situation - or if you're feeling stressed - doing these things have measurable effects on your body chemistry.
And it only takes TWO MINUTES for these effects to take place. Your body's levels of testosterone and cortisol change in those brief two minutes!
Here's the talk -
Definitely make the time to watch this. With all the stress we're under, this is a FREE, quick, easy way to make a significant difference.
I'll post about this in the Stress forum as well! Come on by and share your experiences!
Lisa Shea, owner
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