Engineering a blissful and productive day requires some forethought and a degree of creating healthy and productive rituals. Here is a sample of some of the ones I use to ensure an amazing day .
First off, have a warm shower and then blast out cold water onto yourself paying particular attention to your shoulder area, as long as you can tolerate, please. This area is rich in Glut 4 receptors and brown fat. What??!!! I hear you ask? Basically it will make you burn fat better and make you more insulin sensitive.
Next stand like WonderWoman for 2 minutes exactly! Why? Because it has been scientifically proven that this Power Pose drops stress hormone and elevates testosterone, the "take charge of my day" hormone.
Now write 10 things for which you are grateful.
Ok, out of the door and donate some money, any money to a charity, homeless person or whatever makes you feel good, kind and productive.
You are already feeling amped and amazing, grateful and compassionate.
Every hour on the hour I want you to do 10 squats, push ups, lunges or something, anything ! At the end of day you will have done at least 80 of that exercise, and you won't feel tired or wiped out, just invigorated and charged up.
When you are in the queue at the traffic lights or in Sainsbury's tense your abs for 10 seconds, 4 times. Like someone is going to slap you hard on your stomach. The law of repeat endeavour and the capacity to generate tension is the key to muscle development. And this is cheaper than one of those Slendertone devices
Eat mindfully. Savour each bite. Notice the texture and flavour. Stop when you are full, not when the plate is empty.
Drink water all day. 2 litres.
When its bedtime tell 3 people you love them.
Didn't do all of these? So what?!
If you did one you succeeded ~ you proved to yourself that you have the infinite capacity for change. Nobody expects it all at once ; every journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. You have taken that step today...guaranteed.
May your day be happy, healthy and abundant xxx