“People with depression could see their condition improve if they adopt an upright posture.
That was the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Auckland, due for publication in the March issue of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.
While previous studies have found that that sitting or standing up straight improves self-esteem and mood in healthy people, the new study sought to investigate whether people with mild-to-moderate depression would also experience a benefit.
Study co-author Elizabeth Broadent said: Compared to sitting in a slumped position, sitting upright can make you feel more proud after a success, increase your persistence at an unsolvable task, and make you feel more confident in your thoughts.”
You don`t have to be a rocket scientist or a behavioral psychologist to intuitively realize that maintaining an upright posture will brighten your mood and enhance your confidence.
We live in a Darwinian world and if we walk around with shoulders slumped and head hanging down, our colleagues, friends, and strangers will perceive us as losers, and they will treat us accordingly.
Even if life`s trials and tribulations have you down, walk upright as if you have a destination in mind, and people will treat you with respect.
You don`t need to hire a life coach or buy motivational tapes, if your life is on a downwards trajectory simply walk upright as if were walking into your mansion, and things are bound to improve.
I`m not freaking Oprah, Joel Osteen or Dr, Phil, and I ain`t gonna bore you with a tedious motivational speech. Allow me to summarize: Bitch stand up straight, and you won`t be treated like a punk.
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