Get moving in the morning – In 60 seconds

January 5, 2009

We read a lot about ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), but mostly in relation to children. However, children grow up and they don’t necessarily grow out of the disorder but they usually learn to manage it. One of the challenges can be the task of getting out of bed in the mornings and getting on with the day.

If this is you, then here’s a simple 60 second plan to overcome this – and it works whether you have ADD or just difficulty getting out of bed! All you have to do is open your eyes, sit up in bed and breathe gently and slowly while giving yourself a gentle face massage just like this:

1 Breathe in and as you slowly breathe out stroke the sides of your nose from your eyebrows downwards, using the knuckle of your thumbs.

2 Next out breath, move your thumbs up to the middle of your forehead and stroke outwards over your brow. Repeat 5 times and on the last time let your knuckles move down to end in that hollow on either side of your temple.

3 Again using your thumb knuckles, take a deep breath and as you breathe out apply some light pressure and massage with a circular motion until you have no breath left. with a bit of pressure, massage that area of your temple, right in the dip. Continue the massage until you’re out of air from that breath.

4 Next breathe in, move your thumbs down to that small hollow just in front of where your ear lies and massage that as you did before.

5 Moving down your face, stop at the next small hollow where the bottom of your ear lies, and near the top of your jawbone. Massage again until you are out of breath. Take another slow even deep breath, and find the last dip just inside the spot the bottom of your ear attaches to your face. This one’s right near the top of the jaw bone at your temple, right in the dip. Massage that dip until you’re out of breath.

6 Final breath in, and now move round to massage the curve of your ears as you breathe out. Repeat once more.

Now you should be ready to face the day.


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