Have you ever felt anxious, down, or just generally off, without knowing exactly why? It’s not you, per se—but it may be your surroundings. Your nervous system picks up on so many signals every second of the day, many of which you might be unaware of until they continue to build up.
For example, something as simple as your sitting position can have a profound effect on your mood. Just take it from manual therapist and movement coach Aaron Alexander, author of The Align Method: “If you're in a position all the time, it becomes your personality,” he declares on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. Below, he explains the sneaky stimuli that can impact your attitude over time—and how to make them work in your favor.