On pleasant spring/summer days, the lounge chairs in your backyard, on your front porch, down the street in the park, or in your living room are probably imploring you to visit them. There’s psych research indicating that’s exactly what you should do.
The posture you’ll find yourself in as you stretch out on that chaise lounge and put your feet up has been linked to specific types of thinking.
Research conducting by Lipnicki in Australia associated laying down and creative thought – so a few minutes on a lounge chair may be just what you need to come up with a birthday party theme, concoct a great summer cocktail recipe, or develop an advertising slogan that will blast your firm past its competition.
When we’re sitting in a reclined position, we also seem to get along better with others. Harmon-Jones and Peterson conducted the related research finding that when we’re reclining we seem to get less angry when provoked than non-recliners incited in similar ways. When you need to work something out with your partner, or just want to have a better conversation, two lounge chairs seem to be in order.