We should all have a good understanding of where we should be in life or at least an idea of where we would like to be. Strengthening a habit like; standing or sitting straight, is a nice place to start.
It’ll take a few weeks before you develop any habit strong enough for it to feel like you’re running on it autopilot. So, don’t be too hard on yourself in the beginning.
Just keep at it with persistence, each and every day.
Keep in mind; we’re focusing on small steps here. The less energy it consumes, the more likely we are to follow through.
This makes the journey a much easier one to travel.
The bottom line is to steadily build better habits in our lives. Then, move on to another area — that can use some improvement — in the same fashion.
First things first;
Fix Your Posture, Sit and Stand Straight
Anytime you catch yourself slouching, (if you can) make a quick adjustment and straighten up.
Always try to keep your head aligned with your shoulders, and shoulders aligned with your hips.
Besides making you appear taller, it can also influence the way you feel. Think “Power pose“.
Some research shows that straightening up your posture can boost your mood and energy levels.
Need some more convincing? Check these out.
- Improved confidence and mood
- Boosts metabolism and blood flow
- Streigntence core and reduces back pain over time
Personally, anything that means I can exist with elevated confidence, and a better metabolism, I’m all chips in (or no chips at all.)
Point is, if it makes me feel better, chances are I’ll be doing it.
Talk to anyone who’s been depressed or anxious. They’ll tell you they’ve tried it all, in terms of different ways to improve well-being.
When you hit rock bottom there’s nowhere else to go, but up.
Just focus on one thing at a time.
Sitting down all day?
Take a break every 20 minutes and give yourself a good stretch.
Why? Because it feels great.
The same concept applies to almost everything else in life. Take a break, then return and refocus. If you invest enough time and energy, you’ll eventually become better at whatever tickles your fancy.
Chest out, Shoulders back
I’m fully aware that it’s much easier said than done. But I’m convinced that if we structure a better life to live by, the obstacles that find their way in our paths should be easier to overcome.
Begin with building small habits that will propel you in the proper direction.
Starting with an improved posture.
Now, with your chest up and shoulders back, you can move through the day feeling better and more confident in your next move.
What area in your life do you feel can use some improvement? Comment and let me know. We’ll dive into a deeper look and find some solutions we can all benefit from.