You know that people smile when they are happy. Chances are, you also now that when you smile your mood lifts, i.e. you can change your state of mind by a physical act.
It gets even better: You can raise your confidence and lower your stress levels by taking “power poses”, such as “wonder woman stance” and “arms raised in victory” for 2 minutes. Watch Amy Cuddy’s astonishing Ted Talk to on how they researched it and how you can use it in your daily life:
Before the next challenging situation sequester yourself for 2 minutes to take a power stance. Or in Amy Cuddy’s words:
Fake it, till you become it