Messages from Body Language

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Messages from Body Language

Fibroid pain and discomfort can affect how we sit, how we stand we stand, and how we carry ourselves in life. It can also affect the message this body language sends to others.

The pain and the unpredictability of fibroid symptoms such as heavy bleeding, bleeding between periods, as well as acute cramping, can not only adversely how we feel about our bodies, but it can also affect the way we present ourselves to others.

Let’s face it, it’s hard to stand tall, and walk with confidence when your uterus is throbbing, or acute pains are causing you to want to curl up in a little ball in your bed.

In fact, according to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, sitting up and standing up straight increases positive thoughts and as a result, self-confidence.

In the study, 71 students that were participants were told that they would be taking part in two separate studies at the same time, one organized by the business school and one by the art school.

The participants were then told that the study of the arts was going to examine their ability to maintain a specific posture while engaging in a study conducted by the business school.

The participants were then seated at a computer terminal and instructed to either sit down with their backs erect and push their chest out (confident posture) or slouched forward with their backs curved and their faces looking at their knees (doubtful posture).

While in their assigned posture positions, the students then were told that they would be participating in another study that investigated factors contributing to job satisfaction and professional performance.

Still holding their assigned posture, the students were then asked to write down either three positive or three negative personal traits as they related to future job performance.

For the final task of the experiment, the participants were asked to take a survey where they rated how well they think they would perform as future employees.

In our next article, we will take a look at the results of this study and how it can relate to women with uterine fibroids.

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