This is what my partner says when he’s having a bad day or his body is staging a rebellion – except he says it more emphatically and with a somewhat stronger choice of words.
Let’s face it we can all have a shitty day or sometimes wake up feeling like poop.
Perhaps you had too many drinks the night before or a heavy meal that left you wondering why one earth you ate it in the first place. Maybe you’re exhausted after too many tight deadlines or a hectic week running helter skelter chasing your tail. Maybe you’re just plain wired, finding it hard to switch off in order to get a good night sleep.
Whatever the reason – and the list is endless – when we feel like poop, our energy is low, we feel sluggish and it’s hard to focus, be productive or engage with others positively.
The good news is there are some super fast and simple things you can do to get out of the doldrums and pep yourself up.
This month, in the M.A.D. curriculum, we’re focussed on movements that elevate and extend the spine.
The awesome thing about extending the spine is that it’s a natural mood elevator.
Lifting the spine, broadening the chest and opening the arms are expansive movements that make us feel good.
Furthermore, when you sit up straight, you activate a bundle of nerves in the brain stem that instantly make you more attentive and alert.
Your communication will improve and so will your confidence.
So next time you feel like poop, try this simple technique:
It’s an instant pick-me-up. Enjoy!
To find out more about what we do, contact us at M.A.D. Mindworks.
Katherine Mair, M.A.D. Creator
For related sources see:
Amy Cuddy, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges.
Rick Hanson’s, Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.