When you stand up, stand right up: legs straight, waist stretched, chin up. That way, you’ll be ready to walk tall, wherever you’re going, with poise and style. What’s more, good posture will make you feel good inside and happy with yourself. You can become more positive about life with a confident gait and well-controlled body, especially with the bonus of knowing you look great that way. If you can’t maintain the stance all the time, save your biggest efforts for situations like these:
At a job interview
First impressions count for a lot in a career interview. As you enter the room and take your seat, your body language will be noted and instinctively taken into account by your interviewers. Your elegant deportment and confident stride will signal the maturity they are looking for. A good posture also denotes fitness, energy and enthusiasm, which are three further plus-points. Maintain your poise as you take your seat. By sitting tall, you will be able to breathe from the bottom of your lungs, empowering your voice and calming your nerves as you answer the questions.
At a social event
You will want to look your best at your next party or get-together, particularly if you’re hoping to impress a particular guest, so you’ll need to stand out from the crowd. Some people go to great expense to this end, with fancy garments and expensive hair-dos, but you’ll be surprised what a striking figure you can cut just by walking tall, however you’re dressed.As your serene, debonair figure glides smoothly through the room, you’ll draw attention from all around.
In challenging situations
Good posture can provide strength when you need it, both physically and mentally. Your flexed muscles and upright body will give you a sense of power and resolve, helping you face up to difficult decisions, painful tasks and other ordeals. A straight figure and impressive bearing may also be to your advantage in a confrontation, giving you an awe-inspiring air of authority.
When you're feeling low
Everyone has down times, but if you feel strong in body, it’s easier to cope. Try to remember this when you’re feeling low. Stand up and stretch tall, rising on tiptoe and tipping your face up toward the ceiling, until you feel your whole body pull and stretch slightly. Take a brisk walk in the open air, swinging your arms and gazing up at the wide, relaxing sky. Your stretched rib cage will draw in extra oxygen, reviving body and mind alike, and you’ll return feeling stronger in all ways.
Your body represents your entire self — personality included — so take care to present yourself with pride, grace and dignity. Walk tall to win the respect you deserve and the strength you need in life.