FAT TUESDAY came and went... now it's March.
I said that March would be a month of ideas and experimentation about "communicating better with our bodies"... bodyTALK. And just so we're clear, what I mean is literally listening and conversing with our bodies.
So here are my first two experiments that I will be conducting throughout the month of March. Feel free to try them too...
1. Almost caffeine free. Hahaha! I will only have one caffeinated drink a day AND at different times. I read somewhere that a healthy caffeine addiction is actually good for our bodies. Obviously I am no scientist so I genuinely have no clue if that is indeed true. What I do know is that I personally like caffeine but too much makes me jittery. So I going to listen to my body and drink less, and honestly less is more anyway. That same source I read mentioned how changing up the time we consume caffeine every day will allow it to work better for us. I guess a regular routine with caffeine diminishes its effect on us and can actually teach our body to expect it and depend on it to merely bring us up to status quo. So less caffeine and consumed at various times of day... just not right before bed obviously.
2. A morning stretch with natural light. Last month, I also read that the smartest and best thing we can do for our bodies is to begin our days with a full body stretch, preferably in bed. The stretch tells our body that it is time to wake up. And not immediately looking at a screen or turning on a light will also allow our bodies to wake up naturally. I'm planning on a 5-10 minute ritual of easing into my days with stretching and no electricity.
So there you have it... the first two additions to my days. I hope you'll join me and see what happens when we try to communicate better with our bodies.
These posts offer further reflection on topics we tackle during MTL nights.