Body Language


Find yourself snoozing by second period?  Not anymore.  Let the Barbizon experts give you the tips you need to boost your energy and get rid of the midday blahs:

  • STRETCH: Try doing some simple stretching or yoga for 10 minutes right when you get out of bed.
  • EAT BREAKFAST: Studies show that eating breakfast gives you the energy you need to keep going until lunch.  Be sure to include some protein and carbohydrates like eggs and whole-wheat toast.
  • BREATHE: If you’re feeling sleepy in class, take some deep breaths and focus on your breathing.
  • H20: Make sure you drink lots of water during the day to keep you hydrated.
  • AVOID SUGAR: Try to avoid eating too much sugar.  Replace that candy bar with a piece of fruit or some plain yogurt and almonds.
  • ME TIME: It’s important for you to carve out some “me time” nightly for you to clear your head.  Keep a journal, meditate, or take the time to organize yourself for the next day.
  • GET YOUR ZZZZ’s: Your body can’t function properly without enough sleep.  Aim for at least 7-8 hours and be sure to turn off the TV and cell phone before bed.
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Your body language – the way you look and move, your facial expressions – they’re often instant messaging of what’s on your mind and how you feel about yourself. For example: When you stand with your arms crossed you are presenting a “closed body.” You are telling people around you that you are resisting what’s going on. You want an “open body” posture where your arms are down by your side. Then you are “open” for anything and are listening to what is being said. This projects self-confidence. What does your body language reveal about you?