Kick The Morning Blues
Many of us are poor starters to the day. We feel languid, uninspired. It is as much as we can do to get out of bed and stand under the shower. However, there are a number of techniques we can adopt to boost our energy levels and reduce our feelings of stress at the start of the day. In other words, kick the morning blues!
The following are typical techniques and one that has been highly effective for a great many people. So, before getting out of bed in morning, prime your body for action through a series of gentle muscle stretches.
- Start with your right foot, extend the toes upwards while inhaling gradually and deeply.
Hold your breath to a count of 5 and then curl your toes as you exhale. Repeat this exercise with your left foot.
- Stretch out your whole body as you lie in bed pushing down with each foot, stretching
your leg muscles.
- Inhale and then as you exhale, stretch your arms above your head.
- Gently rise from your bed and stand with an upright posture, both feet firmly on the floor. Breathe deeply, curling your toes as you inhale and extending them on exhaling.
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