Chronic stress affects our bodies and minds. It increases cortisol levels and feelings of powerlessness. Researcher Amy Cuddy explains how we can make changes in our body’s posture, which can change our minds, thus our behaviors, outcomes and experiences. Adopting a “power pose” for even two minutes can decrease cortisol (less stress), increase testosterone (increased confidence and power), changing how we feel, how we act and how others respond to us. Her research findings are powerful and and as is her personal story. Watch the video, then try a power pose. What do you think? Could this help you gain control of some of the conditions that create the overwhelming ¬†time pressures you face?
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