I recently watched this TED talk about confidence which has a key point:
- You can fake your body into being confident simply by doing certain actions (you literally change your physiological status quantitatively and measurably simply by spending a few minutes doing "power gesture" types of behavior instead of "weak gestures")
There is a lot of research into this as applies to personal confidence. This research is quite compelling and emphatically indicates you can noticeably affect your perceived confidence on a physiological level simply by acting in certain ways.
This leads me to wonder:
- Are there certain physical behaviors we can do for short periods of time (1-2 minutes) which cause psychological and physiological changes which increase our productivity or ability to accomplish work?