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July 9, 2018

Boxer Stance

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I’m a big believer in the effects of bottom up processing, meaning your body can influence your mind’s activity. So, I try to create good physical habits that influence my mind positively.  

So here it is. At the end of a run, or a workout, or sometimes even after I finish a big task, I clench my fists and hold my arms above my head to celebrate like a boxer.  I probably look really dumb doing it but it feels good.

Physiologically, your body releases positive neurotransmitters as a result of your strong body posture, and that paired with an endorphin high and the satisfaction of having a good workout makes for a pretty nice kick. I usually talk to myself to pump myself up, but I don’t need to get into that one. This whole process energizes me to transition into my next task and keep the momentum going.  

I know it’s corny but give it a try. At the end of your next work out, stretch your arms out above your head, clench your fists, and hold it like a champion!  You’ll feel like you can conquer the world.  

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