Self Confidence Through Body Language
Stand Out with Self-Confidence
Body language speaks of a whole lot of things, including a person’s self-confidence. Self-confidence or the lack of it can be manifested in many ways, one of which is through body posture.
Body posture is the way one carries himself. It can be a basis for making first impressions which generally dictates the image of person in the eyes of another. Making good first impressions can be very beneficial. Take job interviews for example, most final interviews end within 20 seconds. Of course, the interview itself can take an hour or so, but the verdict has been made seconds after the applicant enters the room. He is generally evaluated through his gestures, body language and posture.
When one stands tall, he portrays an image of self-confidence. Having a good posture is a quick and sure way of building a good impression.
So what is a correct posture? It is a conscious effort to keep the body aligned against the body’s center of gravity. It is a posture where there is musculoskeletal balance. A person with poor posture can easily be spotted, he’s the one who slouches, with shoulders drooping and head bowed down as if looking for a long-lost coin.
There are many probable causes of poor posture. There are people who are born with back problems but the other causes of poor posture can already be considered as social norms. Young children are already at risk of developing poor posture as soon as they step into schooling. Day-in and day-out they are forced to bring heavy loads of school items like thick books and notebooks. Adults are also prone to worsening their postures by carrying heavy luggage and briefcases to work. People of almost all ages who spend most of the day in front of a personal computer and/or television are most likely to develop poor posture.
What can one do to be able to fix his posture? He must first remember that just like anything else, having a correct posture requires a conscious effort and dedication. Here are some tips on how to have a correct posture.
Developing a good posture requires an alteration of the common things that one does everyday. However hard it may seem, it is still worth it, not only does it add up to one’s self confidence, it also a healthy physical practice.
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