Nurses Superhero Power Pose – what are we on about? Nurses, YOU are our everyday super heroes, did you know that by posing like a Wonder woman or Superman will help you to feel happier and stronger?!
PRACTICE POWER POSING
Did you know that your muscles are connected to your emotions?
Our muscles are connected to our brain, so why not our emotions? If you are happy you smile; a muscular response. Even if you force yourself to smile you end up feeling happy. Give it a go!
How do you hold yourself at work, before addressing an audience, confronting your boss, or going for an interview?
Just becoming aware of our posture and how we show ourselves to the world can sometimes be enough to change our body language and shine as we are meant to.
Our brain is always changing, it responds to what we learn, do, experience, think and how you hold and move your body.
As you think; so you are, As you imagine; so you become
Research at Harvard University, led by social scientist Amy Cuddy has found our words and our posture can change our biochemistry.
Evidence supports that by simply holding a “power pose” for 2 minutes we can significantly change our mood and increase our confidence. Power posing like Wonder Woman or Superman increases testosterone, the hormone associated with confidence, around 20% and decreases the stress hormone cortisol around 25%.
OUR BODIES CHANGE OUR MINDS
…AND OUR MINDS CHANGE OUR BEHAVIOUR
…AND OUR BEHAVIOUR CHANGES OUR OUTCOMES
– Amy Cuddy, Ted Talk
Nurses Superhero Power Pose – Give it a go! To support you with your self-care we’ve put together a checklist below.
For more in-depth information on the power of our posture I encourage you to take 20 minutes of your time and watch this fantastic TED talk:
OUR CHECKLIST FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY WINTER:
- Eat well
- Sleep well
- Hydrate well
- Exercise regularly
- Laugh often
- Think well
- Power pose
- Be kind
- Be compassionate – to YOU and breathe
- and…PRACTICE GRATITUDE
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