When the dead rise in movies they’re hideous
and slow. They stagger uphill towards the farmhouse
like drunks headed home from the bar.
Maybe they only want to lie down inside
while some room spins around them, maybe that’s why
they bang on the windows while the living
hammer up boards and count out shotgun shells.
– Kim Addonizio (Night of the Living, Night of the Dead)
Do you wake-up in the morning and feel absolutely crummy and disappointed with a day that has not yet started. Well, here are two little tips that may bring a little pep in your step.
Yoga and Meditation
As you clamber out of bed move to an area of open floor and either roll out a mat for yoga or place a pillow down for some deep breathing and meditation. Make sure for either exercise to face the rising sun (towards the East). Sun Salutations are a great way to stretch the body and the mind to take on the new day (Sun Salutations Video). Silent meditation and deep breathing will open up your chest cavity to let in more oxygen to stimulate your brain and the cells of your body. Meditating on the events of the previous day and implementing positive thoughts on the future prospects of the day ahead is invigorating. If you can do this outside on the grass or on your deck even better!!!! Nature has an amazingly positive effect on the body and fresh air is far cleaner than the air inside.
Lemon juice and hot water
Freshly squeezed lemon juice with hot to warm water is a great start to any day. The acidity of the lemon help to stimulate and waking up the digestive tract. Being able to properly digest and assimilate nutrients will allow for greater focus for the day ahead.
Make sure you eat breakfast!!! WHOLE FOODS and not container junk!!! Even during a zombie attack, you can choose to eat better then microwaveable breakfasts and Eggo waffles!!
Amanda Filipowicz is a certified nutritional practitioner (CNP) with a bachelor in environmental studies (BES) from York University. She also has certification in clinical detoxification, prenatal and postnatal care as well as nutrition for mental health. She has been working as a nutritionist since 2013 and is a lifelong proponent of eating healthy.