I stumbled across a Ted Talk this morning, and it described something that I’ve been realizing over the last couple of months.
You mind controls your body, but also your body controls your mind.
For the last 2 to 3 months I’ve doing power moves and or power poses almost every morning. As someone who has struggled with anxiety, depression and general self confidence, I’m seeing some real progress for the first time in my life. It’s shifting my mindstate. I’m finding each day that I’m not struggling with the anxiety or the depression that I used to deal with. The cascading affect of this is that now I’m making decisions that I wouldn’t have 2 or 3 months ago and not just daring to dream big, but actually taking action on the dreams that I create, because now I believe I can actually pull it off.
What I’m seeing is just like working your body, you must work out your mind. In this way your using your body to do so. Your body/mind is used to being in the place it normally goes to (confident or un-confident, victorious or defeated) and you need to work it into a new state. It will feel weird at first and it will require practice, but you’ll find within even a couple days your confidence growing and your anxiety decreasing. Try it out and let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear how it’s shaped your life.