A simple stretch can give you a big boost on stiff days, even when it seems like a stretch to get out of bed at all.
Stretching releases a flood of endorphins, reduces stress, gets the blood flowing, and could help reduce menstrual pain.
It’s a quick win on any day. And you can do it while you’re still in bed.
Stretch your arms up high. Wiggle those toes way down.
Take a big breath, give it back.
And off we goooooo!
It’s impossible to be angry and dance.
That’s a fact.
You just can’t be angry when you’re dancing.
And it’s very hard to be sad too.
There are lots of biochemical reasons for this, mainly those lovely juicy endorphins and hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin.
And researching this, I just learnt that dancing can even MAKE YOU SMARTER! Whaaaaaat?
So, if you’re feeling a bit shitty today, or tired, or angry, or stressed — or just ‘meh’ — turn up the volume till the bass makes you tingle, and wiggle those hips.
This will even work if you’re in the middle of an argument with someone!
I dare you to try and be angry and dance.
It will probably explode your head.
Whatever today throws at you today; if you’ve got the Monday blues or you get blindsided by something nasty later or you’re just feeling a bit meh…
Shake and jiggle it out!