Pose Your way to a PAY rise

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Work -

Turns out, us­ing your body to get ahead at work isn’t al­ways a bad idea. In her new book, Pres­ence, so­cial psy­chol­o­gist and Har­vard pro­fes­sor Amy Cuddy ex­plains how “power poses” can give you the up­per hand. Stand­ing akimbo (aka the Won­der Woman stance) for two min­utes be­fore a “stress­ful, eval­u­a­tive sit­u­a­tion,” such as giv­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion, will up your lev­els of testos­terone (the dom­i­nance hor­mone) and lower your cor­ti­sol (stress hor­mone). An Ohio State Univer­sity study has also found that pos­ture can in­flu­ence our opin­ions and even our per­cep­tion of pain. So next time you have an in­ter­view, chan­nel your in­ner su­per­hero—just take your hands off your hips when you go in, and maybe keep the blue Ly­cra un­der­wear un­der your clothes…

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