GOOD MORNING WORLD!!! I love fireworks; magic, excitement… real and imagined, I love it all!
It’s HUMP Day!!!
Lookin for tools to have a wicked kewl Wednesday? Here ya go… Let the good feelings begin, time to get your dance on, your good feelings surging through that wonderful body and soul.
So how about we add a few more tools to your “feel good” tool-bag….
Grab some peppermint. Many Aromatherapists suggest that peppermint is a natural stimulant and will “pep” your energy up in a wholesome way.
Essential peppermint oil, peppermint tea, chewing gum, oil sticks and candles to scent the room, even in your bath if your so choose. Now keep in mind; these are “my thoughts”… No I am not a doctor of aromatherapy, nor a doc of medicine, nor am I prescribing anything for anybody… I repeat, these are my thoughts ~ Got it? Now don’t go putting chewing gum in your bath water or oil sticks in your mouth… or candles in your tub… Happy thoughts and common sense OK?!
The University of West Virginia did a study some time back that showed an immediate improvement in athletes performance after sniffing peppermint. Isn’t that just amazing?
It also showed similar results for skills such as typing. Anyone ever try peppermint as a mood enhancer. . . I can think of lots of sources of peppermint including bath oil, hand lotion, mints and lots of others.
Maybe we can do our own experiment on the blog.
Feedback welcome. Use caution, as I also know of folks very sensitive and my own little 4 legged Gypsy got into the Lemon Grass (yes the same as used in cooking) suffering terribly her windpipe almost closing as a result of the vapors! Who would have thought? We are each unique in what is helpful/harmful…
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For those of you concerned with disturbing neighbors with loud music…
It really is true that almost any upbeat music does work to re-energize.
Try just three minutes for a start. Pick your own tune, doesn’t have to be rock music, but an upbeat tempo is the key.
Perhaps an IPod, or ear phones will solve the “disturbing” neighbors issue.
Dance if you can, if your want, or if you can. The physicality plays a role too, but is not absolutely necessary. Movement can happen in a chair if you must, but fluidity of movement is essential for you to allow your body and your blood to move and to feel the rhythm of life.
OK, READY? GET UP~!~~~
HANDS OVER YOUR HEAD… S T R E T C H ` ` ` ~
AHHHHAHHHH ~~~ TIPPEY TOES
S T R E T C H
NOW, LEAN TO THE SIDE
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I’LL BE RIGHT HERE WHEN YOU ARE DONE <><><><><><>
AND I SAY TO MYSELF… WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD ~
wow, that was awesome huh?
YAY!!!! You may even be able to visualize your own firework display when visualizing…
You know… as I sit here, and was waiting, my feet were tapping to a tune in my head… and I’m thinking:
Upbeat tunes can break the monotony of dreary tasks, dreary thoughts, and a lack of energy. I personally think that adding a smile to the experience really gets the job done.
Just as quiet, soft elevator music quiet us and lull us to sleep ( a different and equally meritorious use when needed), music that rocks you, gets you moving can step it up a notch.
Who among us hasn’t needed a quick pick me up? hmm, Wednesday, known as “hump day” many need a “pick me up” in the middle of the week~
Take a few moments to meditate. REady?
B R E A T H E ~ ~ ~ in through your nose, (smell the flowers) and exhale slowly and completely through your mouth… (blow out the candles)…
OK, here we go —— Breathe IN ~~~~~~~~~
E X H A L E ______________ empty it all blow out all those candles…… GOOD JOB.
It sounds like an opposite approach, and it is. But a few moments of mindful deep breathing and silence can do wonders.
Our brains and bodies are constantly responding to stimuli which now and then can be exhausting in it’s own right.
A few moments of conscious quiet may well help.
Sit quietly, close your eyes.
Perhaps you may benefit by visualizing an especially restful or peaceful place that has been relaxing for you in the past.
Take a few really deep, slow breaths and just be in the moment. Again, whatever works for you is a tool you can employ at will.
One last thought on today’s tools.
Readers have shared that though they want to laugh, really laugh out loud it can be challenging to find something funny enough to provoke that response.
I have found some VERY silly You tubes online. Old sitcoms like I Love Lucy work for me, but then again, I laugh most of the time most of the time!.
Humor and laughter cause a cognitive shift, a genuine change in energy level. Laughter, well, a real belly laugh changes the thought process. Changing this process allows our body to make this physiological shift quickly and effectively. I so wish you could hear my Godson Kamryn laugh… since he was just a little one, he could laugh so hard, he would have to lean over and place his little hands on his knees laughing . . . and then having to draw a deep breath only to start all over again once he could catch his breath! He was only 2 years old. It is getting harder to get that same laugh from him at 11, it takes more, but when he does? Oh my it is remarkable forcing all that are around him to be involved in the infectious laughter that is uniquely his! True and unadulterated laughter, raw, and filled with passion… laughter that is untamed ~ there for all of humankind to make their own ~
It also releases chemicals in the brain that provide good feelings to flow.
So that’s it for today. A few new tools to try or retry. Practice does make perfect. Good luck in your attempts at perfection with this one! Shoot for the stars… Step out of your comfort zone and laugh with wild abandon.
Let me know what tools are in your bag of tricks. Feel free to try any and all of these suggestions. I trust each has potential.
Enjoy your day. I am having an OutStanding Day already and it is just beginning!
Know that I am holding each of you close in my heart.”Keep your heart above your head and your eyes wide open”!
The fires are burning brightly here, the embers are bright, the intention is strong and pure… Healing Heartaches one heart-beat at a time; living with intention mindfully with purpose and with desire.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I wish you enough, I pray you passion and peace along your journey.
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