Simple is best. Consistency is key.
– Consider starting your day in your bed and before you even get up, breathe. Keep your eyes softly closed. Start with 10 deep inhales and exhales, in through your nose and out through your mouth, like you are fogging up a mirror Make every breath feel like you are sipping deeper and deeper into your coffee mug and let that natural awakening occur. Feel your arms and legs as they stretch and elongate your spine, and notice how your body expands. Hold this for 3-5 seconds. Bend your knees in towards your chest and gently cradle them towards your chest like you are giving yourself a hug. Let gravity and your bed cradle your low back. Hold for another 3-5 seconds. Slowly roll to your side, and push yourself to a seated position at the edge of your bed. Stand up and wiggle your toes as you find your feet on the ground. Feel the weight of your body be lifted through your strong legs. With your hands in heart center or at waist, take one more deep breath in and exhale loudly through your mouth. Welcome your morning!
– Try ending your day by spending a few minutes to reflect on things that are left on your mind. From to do lists to anticipation to the next day, or month or year, journaling can be a great way to help you reset your intentions. By spending time to think about what may be on your mind, acknowledging it presence, you are truly living in the moment. It doesn’t have to be long, verbose or extensive. Just let your mind release. You will sleep better, and in turn, your will be more rested and ready for another day!