We’ve all experienced instances where we let our thoughts get the best of us.
Perhaps you didn’t ace an interview and land the job of your dreams or maybe you weren’t able to hit the target time for a race you’ve been preparing for.
Whatever the situation may be, falling short of the goals you’ve set for yourself can fill your head with negative emotions, kill your confidence and alter your outlook on life.
The thing is, these downfalls are inevitable…
As a human being, it’s impossible to completely avoid feeling down on yourself. But it’s not so much about dodging these hardships as it is learning how to cope with them.
That’s why I’ve listed one shockingly-simple trick for turning your frown upside down.
Before we dive in, it’s important to understand what serotonin is and the role it plays in your mind and body.
In short, serotonin is a chemical produced by the brain that contributes to individual wellbeing and happiness.
Because of this, it’s sometimes even referred to as “the happy chemical”.
A lesser quantity of serotonin can make you feel inferior, pathetic, stressed and unconfident. On the contrary, elevated serotonin levels can motivate you to be more eager and take action in the world.
So, how do you produce more of this feel-good chemical?
Surprising enough, you can boost the amount of serotonin your body produces just by the way you carry yourself!
Standing up straight with your shoulders back is a simple shortcut to feeling better about yourself and increasing your confidence.
Studies show that maintaining an upright body posture actually increases confidence and even boosts testosterone in men.
All in all, this simple act directly influences the way you perceive the world.
Sure, there are many things that determine your outlook on life but the first and easiest thing you can do is stand up straight with your shoulders back.
And honestly, what do you really have to lose?
If you’re looking to increase happiness and build confidence, then start with the basics and clean up the way you carry yourself.
Doing so not only keeps your joints and back healthy, but it also has a tremendous impact on your physiology and phycology.