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Fake It Until You Become It!

Your body language shapes you and demonstrates who YOU are. It affects how others see you and perceive you.

You can shape your own life, your own image, your own perception. The way you stand, the way you place your arms, the way you stare… you shape how others see you and most importantly, how you see yourself!

In primal situations in your life, such as a job interview, it is actually important how others see you; your image and your actions will determine how others see you fit for the job.

Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist,  reveals how you can shape yourself. Fact is, not all of us are confident, not all of us can demonstrate confidence, but you can “fake it until you become it”. So how about you try to act the part, until you become the part.

Remember, body language is very transparent. If you walk into a room with your head down, it will transpire into your actions and others’ reactions. First impressions are vital and can affect how you are perceived and affect your chances in life.

Nonetheless, if you are not a confident person, there is always hope for you to become one. You can influence how others see you and how you see yourself, you just need to try something new. Amy Cuddy shares how our body language can change other people’s perceptions, and perhaps even our own body chemistry, through her secret of changing  body positions.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.

I strongly recommend that you watch her TED Talk and learn something today that may change your life and your future opportunities:

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INSPIRE!

Are you feeling negative, stressed, lonely, overwhelmed or simply nonchalant?

That’s okay, because I’ve got 7 videos to uplift you in matter of minutes, and I promise that if the first 6 videos don’t succeed, the last one will do miracle work. I am listening to it as I write this and I can tell you I am feeling various different emotions at this time and I don’t want to stop listening.

Please take the time, if you can, to watch all 7 videos, because though they all tend to reach you to a different emotional state, they each have a purpose and can help you in your day to day lives.

Find your Inspiration with 7 Inspiring TED Talks That’ll Help You Get Through Difficult Times.

One more thing: When you can be Inspired, Find a way to Inspire, because life is not easy, and sometimes, you may notice that someone may need you… They may need you to inspire them.

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Are You Sleeping?

Many of us put off sleep when other things seem more important. However, if you knew how essential sleep is for you, you would think twice about this.

Jeff Iliff explains why sleep is so important. Why? When the brain is awake, it puts of cleaning your brain waste.

To fuel your body, it is essential to supply it with nutrients and oxygen, however in order to do so, we must be asleep. Let me explain… When we are asleep, it is the only time that our brain clears its waste through the CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid: a clear bodily fluid found in the brain and spine). CSF rushes only in the sleeping brain; and when we are awake, nothing is being cleared, but put off until the brain actually ‘sleeps’.

Sleep is the answer to waste clearance, and when we do not sleep, waste such as Amyloid beta is built up, which can contribute to development of brain disease conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and more.

 

Take 12 minutes of your time and watch Jeff as he describes what seems to be a very important part of our lives.