Welcome February! And with it, in this edition of Macaronesia, I would wish to put this proverb into practice: «When life gives you lemons, make lemonade»
We all know how our mood reflects on our bodies, on our physical appearance. When you are sad or happy… it can be read on your face! If I asked you to describe a person suffering from depression, how would you do that?
You would probably say: «dejected, with a dishevelled appearance, a stooped stance, sad look, etc». Wouldn’t you?
But… Did you know that this level of influence is mutual? I mean, did you know that our physiology is also able to alter our emotions?
Yes, that’s true… your posture sends signals to your brain and exercises a direct influence on your mood.
WHAT? DON’T YOU BELIEVE ME? LET’S DO A TEST, THEN:
Stand up, open your arms, look up (enjoy the good things you have in your life.. la la la, la la la la) and smile. Now in the same position, with your arms open and that same smile, try to get depressed. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE.
Your body – and the way you use it – can undoubtedly save you from a depression, but watch out!, because likewise you can fall into one.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR BODY TRANSMITS? STOP FOR A MOMENT AND FOCUS ON THAT:
In which position do you place your arms? Where do you look at when you walk? How do you walk? In which position do you usually place your back? How is your breathing? How is your smile?
For me, this has been an invaluable discovery, and it is not because I am no longer waking up without willing to do anything, but because when it happens, I transform my posture, play with my body, do some stretching, open my arms, smile and voilà!, my vibration changes and in an almost immediate way, too.
So… when life gives you lemons, if you do make lemonade, even if it is hard at the beginning, I promise you will live a bit happier.
But get ready because next month I am going to give you the second key to learn how to handle our emotions in a smarter way.
BUT… if you do not want to wait and you would like to know more about this and other topics that will help you live better, get «Una Cita Contigo». You can buy it in any book shop on the island or on the web Trans-coaching.