Confidence: Superwoman, Starfish

Many people say “confidence is key,” and in many situations it is true. Every day you may be faced with challenges, decisions, and opportunities. And every day it is your confidence that drives you forward; that lets you face those challenges, make those decisions, and take chances on new opportunities. Without confidence, risks would never be taken and we would always be stuck in our own little circle of repetition.

Even when times are tough, having confidence can help guide you through. I personally feel that everyone should find their own inner confidence every single day in order to make it from point A to point B, or simply go to bed with a smile on your face. That’s where superwoman, starfish comes in!

As you may have heard, our body language can have a major impact on our mood. For example, it has been proven that if you smile you will begin to feel happier. When you smile, even if it is fake, your brain believes that it is a reaction out of happiness. It then releases more chemicals into the brain which actually makes you happy.

When you stand in a “superwoman” position, legs shoulder width apart, hands on hips, chest up, you begin to feel more confident. The superwoman position allows you to feel powerful and therefore makes you more confident. The “starfish” position does the same thing. In the starfish position, you stand firm with your arms and legs spread. Extending and opening your body is associated as a power position throughout many species. Think of it as claiming what is yours and reaching for everything around you.

If you stand in these positions for a few minutes every day, your mood will increase and you will feel overall more confident. I encourage you to start every day as a starfish, live every moment like superwoman, and fall asleep with a smile on your face. If you need more confidence in your life, try standing in these positions and see how it works for you!

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