I hope you are full of energy in September, here are your tips…
Lifestyle and Exercise
Good to hear there are a few budding 007s out there taking James Bond showers (see last post). Of course ‘breathing’ is another essential activity to invigorate you ready for the day. ’Prana’ can be translated from Sanskrit into many different meanings including ‘breath or life’ and ‘life force’ and your mood and energy can always be reflected in your breath. Is your breath strong and deliberate in the morning or does it need a kick start?
Jogging and doing my morning routine increases my respiratory rate which supplies the blood with greater amounts of oxygen which is carried round the body as fuel for the muscles. The great thing about the routine part is that I am mindful, sometimes when running, the mind can wonder, so that’s not helpful. If you’ve done the same routine for a long time it’s also easier for the mind to wonder, that why it’s good to keep your exercise varied.
Enjoy getting your lungs working through activity, or alternatively do ten minutes deep breathing in the morning!
Sometimes I am told by clients, “I don’t buy into the organic thing.” Well please read this and tell me if you buy into the ‘non-organic thing’. World’s most popular pesticide kills rats.
Did you know that serotonin and dopamine, i.e. ‘happy hormones’ are released in the gut when you eat good foods like probiotics? These happy hormones are then carried round the body in the blood stream, including the brain, so you can feel tip top after yoghurt for breakfast. Reference
How is your sleep adjusting to the shorter days? When will you switch the heating on? This morning my radiators were on maximum so I was far too hot for the first part of my day. If it’s time to put your radiators back on, put them on very low so the change is gradual otherwise it’ll sap you energy before you get up! Remember your bedroom should be cool (about 18 degrees) for decent sleep. You won’t need much heat in the evenings yet so keep the radiators on low.
Have a fantastic and vibrant September!
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