190613 Posture-do it right now, or pay later

Posture-do it right now, or pay later

“It isn’t what I do, but how I do it.
It isn’t what I say, but how I say it.
And how I look when I do and say it.”

Mae West

The way you present yourself, with good posture, radiates far from those standing nearby as you talk to them. It spreads across the room and either inspires others to stand tall or disgusts those who already are. Either way, you are making a statement about yourself. Make sure that statement is a positive reflection.

Maintaining good posture takes time and effort.

The first thing to do is find out where your posture is poor. Do this by looking at a mirror and noticing if your shoulders are slumped forward with your chest caved inward. Is your back rounded off at the shoulders or do you have a sway back at the lower end of our spine.

If you stand sideways and look at yourself in the mirror, a plumb line from your ears would essentially form a line from your ears, through the middle of the shoulders, the hips, knees and end up about the middle of your ankles.

A quick alignment check is to stand with your back to a wall. Your head, shoulders, buttocks, and feet should all be touching without any effort. If not, then something needs corrected in your posture.

These corrections in your posture have to overcome your natural poor posture habits. And this will take constant monitoring on your part. In order to change these habits, persistent conscious thought and work must take place.

You won’t be considered Narcissistic if you periodically check your posture when passing by a reflective widow or mirror. However, if you expect to avoid structural problems as you age, then correcting poor posture now is the ticket to success.