Tricks to Cheer up in The Fall
In autumn, not only does the temperature and leaves fall, but so does our vitality. Specialists are unanimous: it is impossible to avoid autumn melancholy and fatigue and our biological rhythms will take their toll. In autumn all life fades and falls asleep. It’s no wonder that we always want to take a nap and do not have enough energy fro be active all day. But there’s nothing to be disappointed about. Simple exercises will help you to cheer up and not fade this fall.
Cold Baths for Hands
Nothing invigorates the body more effectively than cold water. As early as the middle of the 19th century, Catholic priest Sebastian Kneipp, famous for his hydrotherapy technique, proved that water with a temperature below 64° F exerts a strong stimulating effect, primarily on the nervous system. Kneipp advised his patients to take their morning walks on the grass or, rolling up their pants and walking along the seashore or river in the autumn.
It is not necessary to use such extreme methods – a cold bath for just the hands will do the trick. It is enough to keep hands submerged in cold water for 30 seconds. Just do not forget to moisturize your hands with a nourishing cream after.
Lay down on the rug, put your hands under your hips, and lift your feet upright, leaning your heels against the wall. Take a deep breath, inflating the stomach, and exhale through the nose. Repeat the exercise for five minutes. It stimulates the flow of blood from the lower extremities and the pelvis to the upper part of the body, due to which the brain is better saturated with oxygen, and you feel more cheerful.
Yoga for Fingers
This exercise in the practice of mudra or poses is called the wise energy. Connect the big, middle and ring fingers, pull out the index finger and little finger. To achieve optimal results, the mudra is recommended to be done once a day for 45 minutes or three times a day for 15 minutes.
Psychologist Stefan Geten believes that a correctly composed playlist will help “recharge the batteries.” Of course, music should not just be loved. The tracks should be arranged in the right order: first – slow relaxing melodies, but from track to track the pace should gradually accelerate.
He offers this option: a piano sonata in the tempo of an adagio, then a string quartet accompanied by a piano at a moderate pace and, in order to finally get out of the daze, the symphony orchestra is allegro. The optimal duration of a musical pause is 20 minutes. Make a playlist in advance and listen to it on your way to work.
It is easy to prepare the tea: mix half a teaspoon of cumin, coriander seeds, and dill, pour three cups of boiling water. Let it brew for 5-10 minutes, strain. Cumin is good for digestion, stimulates blood circulation; coriander helps remove heavy metals and other toxic substances; dill serves to purify the liver.
It is also useful to add ginger, lemon, and turmeric to the usual black or green tea. This composition improves mood and energizes, so it’s better to drink it in the morning.
As soon as you get out of bed, open the curtains and turn on a bright light in all the rooms. This instantly blocks the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, and you will immediately feel more cheerful. Do not save on electricity in the office by working in dimly lit rooms, it will only stop you from working faster and more efficiently.
Ginseng, lemongrass, rhodiola roses are natural adaptogens. On one hand, these plants adapt themselves to human needs, on the other hand, they help the body adapt to environmental conditions. Adaptogens are not toxic, they can be taken in the form of pharmacy tinctures or you can make a brew.
We are not getting enough sun rays in autumn, and the synthesis of vitamin D is impossible without ultraviolet radiation. But it is the Vitamin D that strengthens the immune system and lifts the mood. The main sources of vitamin D are fatty fish, meat, yolk eggs and milk. Be sure to include these foods in your diet.
Citrus oils, especially sweet orange oil, stimulate the production of hormones of joy and activate the work of the brain. In addition, they protect the respiratory tract from viruses and bacteria. Just keep a tiny bottle of oil on your desktop and inhale it as needed.
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