WAKE 30 MIN­UTES EAR­LIER THAN YOUR HOUSE­HOLD

Matamata Chronicle - - Motoring -

While not tech­ni­cally rest­ing, cre­at­ing space in the morn­ing can cre­ate an un­par­al­leled sense of calm through­out your day. Rise early to make the most of the peace­ful­ness morn­ing brings. Boil the ket­tle and make your­self a cup of your favourite hot drink – find a com­fort­able spot where you can sit and ease gen­tly into the morn­ing. This is a beau­ti­ful way to set your in­ten­tions for the day and al­lows you time to wake with­out the in­ter­rup­tions and the hus­tle and bus­tle of early morn­ing in your house­hold. Do this for a week and no­tice how much calmer and more cen­tred you feel be­fore you start your day. tran­si­tion into rest. We sim­ply put our head on the pil­low and ex­pect to switch off. A sim­ple med­i­ta­tion fo­cus­ing on your breath is a way to ease into rest. Lie flat on the floor, yoga mat or on the bed, or sit sup­ported in a chair, what­ever you pre­fer. Bring your fo­cus to your breath mov­ing in and out of your nos­trils. If you need ad­di­tional help there are many won­der­ful guided med­i­ta­tion videos/au­dios avail­able on­line. Use these as a guide to help you find what works for you. Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. Please note, only a se­lec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered.

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Pick­ing up a book and re­lax­ing is one way of restor­ing your en­ergy.

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