Monday, April 20, 2009

Spin Cycle: Posture

In honor of the Spin Cycle by Sprite's Keeper— I have decided to place my spin on this weeks assignment— Manners:

Many times for Lent I tend to take on a challenge that I give to myself. This year was no exception. My Lenten challenge this year was: "Concentrate on my posture without posturing".

Now… what do I mean by that? It's pretty simple: I want to make sure that I don't slouch and keep a good posture— but at the same time I don't want to show off. To me posturing means that you are making a statement. Many times it's with what you say— but in this case it's what's seen by others. If you are familiar with dancing terms, the term "Attitude" tends to describe an emotion or attitude through your movement in the dance. The same can be said about your every day movements as well. You show an attitude through the way you move and hold yourself. I do not want to concentrate on good posture and wind up looking like: "hey look at me… don't I look great".

In the end I failed miserably. I did catch myself a few times, but never kept up my good posture for more than a few seconds. Much like my New Year's resolutions, they don't end after the time is up. I will see how well I can continue to take on this challenge and serve that dual purpose of having good posture without showing off.


Melanie Jacobson said...

Oh, man. I don't think I could remember good posture for a whole day even if a million dollars was on the line.

Sprite's Keeper said...

You know, you're completely right. Posture is good manners. When I'm speaking to someone and they're slumping their shoulders and posturing as if they're not comfortable there, it sends signals. When they're standing straight, they just look more attentive. GREAT Spin! You're linked!

Ms. Salti said...

Good luck on your posturing. It's hard, I know!

Erin said...

Just yesterday, I was noticing I was slouching. I tried to keep my shoulders straight, and they kind of hurt - like I slouch so much, straightening them hurt.

And I'm sure I slouch mentally too. I'll be working on both of these things!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, CaJoh! I have horrible posture. Sometimes I'll get caught in the background of a photo slouching. It is SO embarrassing because I look about 20 pounds heavier. I need a stronger body core. I'm not sure why blogging isn't helping that.

Mama Badger said...

Argh, I too have horrible posture. Which has not improved through many years over the laptop. The lent idea was a good one, though. I'll have to tuck that one away.

Web Analytics