Have you ever wondered how helpful walking with your head held high can be for your mood elevation?
A clinical hypnotherapist asks his patients to count the chimney pots around their offices and homes and report after a week. They always reported that their mood had improved since the last session.
In fact this strange practice encourages people to walk with their head held high and their eyes looking upward. This is in complete contrast to the body language of people who feel depressed. It is no coincidence that we describe ourselves as feeling “low,” in a “low mood,” feeling “downcast” and “down in the dumps.” By contrast, we can feel “high,” “uplifted,” and as “high as a kite.”
So, it is possible to change the way you feel by simply changing our body language? The answer is, Yes!
We are what we do.
Although it might seem an over-simplistic and unrealistic idea, science supports the idea that we can change how we feel by first changing our body language. Embodied cognition is the idea that not only does our mind influence our body, but our body also influences our mind. There is some very interesting research that shows we can increase our feeling of power by simply adopting recognized “power poses” to influence our brain chemical. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
It seems easy that by simply changing our body language we can change the way we feel. But the personal technology that we use constantly is working against this principle and encouraging more of us to bend over our mobile phone and/or laptop whilst we text, write and read emails. We may be making ourselves sad when there is no reason or illness to make us feel depressed.
Have you ever tried put away your mobile phone and then take a look around you whilst you travel or walk on a busy street or sit in a café.
If you find yourself in low mood, maybe you could consider a technology break to see if it makes a difference but would you be willing and able to do so?
It seems that we are gaining a global connection that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago but at the expense of connecting with those near to us, both in proximity and in relationships.
There are few places that are mobile free and until recently, taking a flight was one. Increasingly though, more airlines are offering their customers Internet connections. If you’ve flown recently you may have noticed the pings and rings of mobile phones connecting to the Internet as soon as the aircraft’s nose-wheel hits the tarmac and Internet-deprived passengers get connected (or should I say disconnected?) once again. In the future, will the sanctity of a peaceful air travel be interrupted with the sound of “I’m on the plane!” like many train journeys are nowadays.
Then how do we solve this problem?
It’s not enough to realize we are harming ourselves, most of us are addicted to our technical gadgetry. Given the choice no one would stay in a hotel with no internet. Maybe in the future, we can read out messages on the top of specially designed glasses or have our computer screens mounted on the ceiling.
In the meantime, just remember, anytime you’re feeling down, happiness is looking up!