Happiness body language confidence

Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

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How Your Body Language Speaks for You

body language confidence

Confidence is beautiful, and your body language speaks volumes about how confident you are.

Not only does your body language change how others perceive you, but it can also affect how you view yourself. Amy Cuddy has a super simple tip to make you feel better about yourself and change how others see you. Check out her funny, inspiring TED Talk for her quick tip and more details on how your body language can change your life.

I love the idea that when you’re not feeling confident, just positioning your body in a confident way can make you feel better. A long time ago, I read about a study showing that smiling makes people happier, no matter what mood they were in to start with. I’ve been using this trick to cheer myself up for years, and I’m definitely going to start using Cuddy’s “power posing” method now, too!

Have you found any tricks like smiling or power posing that have helped you change your mood? I’d love to hear more ideas in the comments!

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About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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