Tips to Begin Your Day
Do you frequently get up in the morning, “Dragging,” wishing that you did not have to get up at all? If so, here are some tips to begin your day: Before you get out of bed, stretch each leg, then each arm, then both arms and both legs together at the same time (this stretch is more like a ‘wake up’ stretch, through the bones away from the main body toward fingers and toes, not a STREEEEETCH). In fact, if you stretch through your palms and through your heels instead of pointing your fingers and toes, it is more effective.
After you get out of bed (go to the bathroom first if you have to) stand up straight with your feet together, your shoulders down away from your ears, and your arms hanging loosely by your sides.
Turn the palms of your hands so they face the ceiling, then inhale slowly, allowing your arms to rise as the air fills your lungs. When you have finished your inhalation, stop your arms.
Now, turn your palms downward, and as you begin your exhalation, allow your arms to return to your sides as they were before you begin your initial breath.
Repeat several times until you begin to feel refreshed and energized.
Want to rev up the effectiveness of this routine? Try this!
On the inhalation, say to yourself over and over, “It’s going to be a great day! It’s going to be a great day!” and on exhalation, say to yourself over and over, “Thank you Thank you Thank you!”
Think it doesn’t matter what you are thinking? – Try it day 1 the “plain vanilla” version. Day 2 add the above thinking. Just see what happens!!
Now, you are ready to begin your day! Have a great one!
Alison Sue Adams
Instructor, Coach, and AuthorSue is a Master Life Coach specializing in working with groups to release past trauma and move them forward in life.
Sue has nearly 30 years of experience as a bodyworker working with mind-body connections, including visualization and dialogue along with hands-on bodywork, to release emotional trauma in the body and mind. She has worked with infants, children, adults and families in individual and group settings.
Sue is known locally as, “the therapist’s therapist.” Her first book is titled, “Muscle Energy Technique Made Easy for Healthcare Professionals”.