I used to have awful posture through most of my life (which caused lots of lower back pain).
It wasn’t until I made a conscious effort to focus on standing up straight and strengthening my lower back that the pain went away.
In order to stay on target, I actually hung a “POSTURE!
Nerds usually get the short end of the stick in the “naturally confident” department, but that doesn’t mean we can’t acquire it like a new skill, Matrix-style!
If you’ve started losing weight, I’m sure part of you still feels like the old you, even if you’ve changed physically – it’s time to take pride in yourself and truly be comfortable in your own skin.
Here are five steps that you can take to start seeing a difference immediately.
If you can develop good posture, a trait that always seems to bypass nerds, you’ll appear approximately 145% more confident within seconds (I definitely made up that stat, by the way).
Today I’m going to teach how you to appear more confident. Because confidence is one of the most important skills in life that you can acquire (other than learning to use the Force, obviously).
Now, I’m not teaching you this stuff just so you can become some sleazy pickup artist.
I’m teaching you because I know how important even a little bit of confidence can be in everyday situations, whether it’s negotiating with your boss for a raise, buying a car, giving a presentation, or meeting your fiance’s parents.
We’re naturally attracted to and will have our opinions swayed by those who have (or appear to have) a lot of confidence.
Here’s how you can get started: If you have trouble pulling your shoulder blades back, try doing two back exercises (say, lat pull downs and dumbbell rows) for every one chest exercise in your workout.
This will build up the muscles in your upper back and allow you to actually pull those shoulder blades back together. Try standing with your heels, butt, and head against a wall, and then pull your shoulder blades back until they’re touching the wall too.
Do this daily and increase the length of the stretch each time.