How Good Back Posture Helps Improve Confidence

We’d all like to feel empowered, confident and ready to take on the world. Yet, when it comes down to it, life sometimes bogs us down. That’s why confidence is crucial to a healthy state of mind. It not only improves the way we’re viewed socially and professionally, but confidence also helps improve our self-worth. So how do we obtain more confidence? Perhaps it’s as simple as straightening up.

Confidence and Posture

Studies show that our posture affects our self-worth, specifically when it comes to our emotions. Just as hunching over a screen sends the message that we don’t want to be approached, sitting up straight can invite conversation, and even compliments. Furthermore, good posture increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, generating clarity. With this clarity, we’re able to focus better and apply ourselves. Let’s think of posture as a mirror of our confidence. Sometimes when we’re feeling low, it helps to sit or stand upright to improve our state of mind. Even though it seems simple, this significant shift can help you feel happy, healthy, and confident.

Confidence Influences How Others View Us

Our posture and body language greatly influence how others view us. If we want to be perceived as confident in ourselves, standing tall with a straight back is a great way to send the message that we value ourselves and our capabilities. We have the power to project confidence, simply by improving our posture. In fact, a 2009 study from Ohio State University found that sitting up straight improves confidence, which can help with work performance and social settings. However, as much as we’d like others to view us in a positive light, true confidence comes from within.

Confidence Impacts Self Worth

Why do we feel confident? Ultimately, we believe in ourselves and what we have to contribute. But in those areas of our lives that we are less self-assured, good posture can help boost our confidence. When approaching a high-pressure or stressful situation, stand up straight. Powerful outcomes can be achieved by standing tall. Standing upright is a great tool to bolster self-worth, improve wellbeing, and generate confidence. Want to know the best part? Back posture is something we can improve with posture training. In fact, using UPRIGHT’s posture sensor for just 15 minutes a day can yield results.

The world is yours! “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” – Henry David Thoreau

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