So do I. Often, when the alarm rings in the morning, all I want to do is to turn around and sleep another hour.
And if you occasionally wake up tired, too, I may have something for you.
Of course, you can work on your sleep hygiene. Your bedtime. The amount of sleep you get regularly. But if your alarm is already buzzing, it’s too late for that. So what can you do to be ready for your kids, your work, your hobbies, but you feel sooo tired?
The answer is as trivial as it is powerful:
// Do something that energizes you! //
It can be anything. Do 10 jumping jacks. Take a shower, maybe a cold one. And knowing my background, here’s the inevitable:
// Breathwork! That’s my go-to morning-energizer. //
Breathwork. That’s my go-to morning-energizer. Even before coffee. Sometimes even before I get up.
If you are following my posts, chances are that you are into the Wim Hof Method.
When have you last done the breathwork? Remember how powerful it can feel?
I try to do it every day, preferably in the morning.
And often I conclude it with one round of power breathing, an modification to the Wim Hof breathing that you learn in the advanced Wim Hof Method workshops.
When the regular WHM breathwork is sugar, then the power breathing is cocaine.
And that’s what I need at the moment. Since two weeks, we have renovations going on, and we live between dust, boxes and mess on what feels like 10 square meters between the bedroom and the kitchen. The rest is under construction, or temporary storage crammed with boxes. Not the ideal environment to feel rested. But I picked up my morning breathwork again.
Take this morning. The alarm went off much too early again, but after just two rounds of power breathing, I literally jumped out of bed, did a dance of joy, jumped in the shower, and I’m full of love and inspiration.
But enough about me. What is it that gets you going in the morning? What’s your little energizer in a long, busy day? And what are your struggles?