Establish a Sleep Routine: Get to bed before 10PM and wake up before 6AM. Getting to sleep before 10 allows us to settle in to the time when the deepest sleep occurs (10PM-2AM). Take advantage of this and wake up early and fresh. The early morning is a great time to pray and meditate while things are still quiet.
Eat Clean: Cut out sugar, dairy, gluten, alcohol and caffeine for a time, whether that is 3 days, 1 week, or 1 month. This will help to release stored toxins and loosen ama (the sticky waste-product of digestion that builds up in the digestive tract when your digestion is either weak or overloaded with the wrong foods) moving it into the gastro-intestinal tract to eventually be eliminated. Try it for a few days and you’ll be amazed how good you feel!
Exercise Daily: Get out and walk a little every day. Exercise brings more fresh oxygen to our bodies, helping us to feel more energized, and clear.
Drink Lemon Water Upon Waking: Give your body a break by drinking a glass of warm lemon water upon waking and 30 minutes before eating. Doing this daily will flush out your digestive system and give you more energy. In Ayurveda, an alternative natural healing science that originated in India, drinking lemon water each morning is recommended to flush toxins from the body, boost digestion, increase energy, rehydrate the body, and enhance the immune system. Lemons contain 30-50 mg of Vitamin C. They also contain potassium. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning gives the body a chance to absorb these vitamins effectively and can provide a little immune boost.
Slow Down: Discover how slowing down and living a more simple existence can give us more energy to use on the things that we really want to do. Sometimes we can get so busy and bogged down with tasks and to do lists that we can no longer hear our inner voice, which craves health, harmony and balance.
Jenna Sullivan Pritchard