Taylor Swift might be on to something (I know you were singing that song in your head when you saw the title!). If you've ever watched a dog shake after they get a bath or go for swim, you can't help but envy that whole body shake. Don't they look so darn happy after they're done? Maybe it's time for us humans to learn to shake it off....
Remember that feeling as tension creeps into your shoulders throughout the day and bunches up in there during challenging calls? Try this exercise to release that tension:
1. Shake your hands energetically just by your sides for a few moments.
2. Raise your shoulders up while breathing in, then let them drop as you breathe out.
3. Shake your hands again at shoulder height and repeat #2.
How do you feel now?
Shoulder tension interferes with good breathing, which can tense your mood and have a negative impact on the next call.
So, intentionally 'shake it off' and make it a great day!