It may seem like changing your body language only influences other people, but it can also change you. Most people are not aware of how using positive body language, like making eye contact and having a healthy posture, can improve their self-confidence and add to their competence. Here are just a few of the many ways that using positive body language can enhance your life.
Your body language can change your attitude. When you adjust your nonverbal cues, it can improve your mood as it influences your brain and hormone levels. When you use positive body language, it increases your testosterone, which enhances your confidence. This effect is in both men and women.
Positive body language can also decrease your cortisol levels, which is the hormone released when you are under stress. Your positive body language helps you feel like you can solve your problems, which reduces your need to worry about possible outcomes. By feeling less stress, you can reduce the impact of harmful hormones like cortisol on your overall health and well-being.
Positive body language is perceived more favorably by others, making you more likable and approachable to others. Body language heavily influences how others feel about you, so using positive cues can help them feel more favorable.
Your positive body language conveys your competence to other people. When people watch your nonverbal cues, they feel like they can predict whether you are good at what you do and if they can trust you.
Finally, confident body language improves your ability to effectively communicate how you feel to others, also known as emotional intelligence. Positive body language positively influences others, creating a ripple effect of positivity on those around you. It can enhance how you feel about others, as well.
Confidence determines your success or failure in achieving your dreams. Are you willing to change the way others see you? Let us know in the comments what you will do to change how others perceive you? I greet everyone with a smile and speak to them. It has made an enormous difference in my life. Well, that is it for now. Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.