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How do you rise and shine?


What wakes you up in the morning? Before you scream “coffee!” think of the other gentle ways you rise and shine. Maybe its perusing the paper, eating a nourishing breakfast or splashing some cold water on your face.

Did you know there’s one simple action you can take before you even get out of bed in the morning that can increase your confidence and increase your sparkle potential?

Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy created a method for starting your mornings out right:

We can become more confident simply by striking a power pose — or stretching out in the morning.

At a recent talk at New York’s 92Y, Cuddy explained how that wisdom can carry over to your daily routine. Specifically, she mentioned the early-morning power of making yourself huge the moment you open your eyes.

Imagine that: making yourself more confident simply by stretching out and making yourself big, right in the comfort of your own bed. That’s an easy step to send a message to your brain that you’re ready to go–whether you feel that way or not.

(May we add that a little bling goes a long way to lift your sleepy spirits in as well? ;)