Rewild your breakfast
This is how I have been rewilding my breakfast lately:
1. Taking it outdoors after a short walk, to gently wake up the joints, soft tissue and senses.
2. Sitting on a log rather than a chair, which means using more muscles to get up and down (muscles at the backs of the legs if you keep shins vertical, to the best of your ability) and to sit upright with no backrest (using core muscles to stay upright and relaxed).
3. Barefoot, to let the muscles and joints in the feet move without restrictions and the skin on the soles feel the ground, sensory nerves reporting back to the brain how good it feels (warm, dry hay and cool, damp grass).
4. Eating homegrown (or locally grown) seasonal fruit: rhubarb, gooseberries, loganberries and blackcurrants mixed with oats, nuts and seeds - super healthy, rich and vitamins and minerals to boost the immune system and energy levels.
5. Looking at trees and flowers and insects rather than a screen - great for looking up, using neck and eye muscles in many different ways, preventing stiff neck and eye strain.
6. Listening to bird song - great for relaxation, which will help eating slowly and digesting well.
7. Breathing in, not super deeply but deeply enough to smell the morning scents, soothing the nervous system.
8. Enjoying every bite, tasting each amazing burst of flavour, staying anchored in the present sensory awareness and out of our busy mind for a while, before a busy day.
=> This is my idea of a great start to the day! Aiming to live greener, healthier and happier.
Time to get some computer work done! Until my next break...
Let me know what part of your day you decide to « rewild » and how. I'd love to know.
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