Try This: Turn your palms upwards for at least 15 seconds. 15… 14… 13… You should start to notice a more open mindset in as little as fifteen seconds!

Why It Works: Turning our palms up triggers a powerful mind-body response. Research has shown that this simple action produces a big effect in making us less likely to reject or dismiss new information or ideas, and we’re better able to spot new opportunities and solutions. The opposite is true when your palms are down!

Familiar? When we offer people a helping hand, ask for help, welcome someone into our arms, or when we prepare to receive something, our palm is upturned too.

Activity by Junie Phua

Source: McGonigal, Jane. SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient. Penguin Press, 2015