Rejuvination 101: Stretching & Matcha

9172Recently, whenever I have felt rather sluggish, I have proceeded to do two things. I shall now proceed to tell you what those two things are. I would just like to clarify that I don’t actually feel like a slug, I just feel as if the gravity is increasing in my air bubble and I want to lay on the floor for inordinate amounts of time. I’m not kidding when I say that one time my friend was seriously convinced that gravity increased in force during the late hours of the night. He was completely serious and I was completely concerned for his sanity.

First of all, I stretch. I don’t know why, but lately, I have just had the urge to stretch whenever my body and mind band together and decide to give up on life for the day. Stretching seems to be the way to combat those feelings and say “NO. I am a productive human being and will find a way to energize myself.”

I have always been strangely flexible. Always. I am that weird girl who will ask if you want me to demonstrate how I can put my leg over my neck within one hour of meeting you. I actually just realized yesterday that I can put both legs over my neck at the same time. It’s quite a talent, I know. Anyways, stretching has really been helping me lately and I highly suggest it. It’s less of a commitment than a forty-minute yoga class but has many of the same benefits. 

Secondly, and I promise I’m not just saying this, but I make myself a big cup of matcha green tea. I feel like I talk about matcha so much but it’s because it’s so good for your and it’s energizing with the opposite effects of caffiene. Instead of getting a fleeting caffeinated high, it is a sustained calm. In fact, it’s actually what the monks drink to stay awake in the mornings. I always feel better after I whisk up a cup of matcha.

What do you do when you need to get out of a slump?

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