Give yourself a DIY energy boost
Are your energy levels dropping fast with the darker and shorter days? Its only natural at this time of year that some of us find our energy levels lower than normal. However, here are some quick self help tips to give yourself an boost to help you to deal with your busy life.
Best Foot Forward
Reflexology works reflex points on the feet that correspond to different areas of the body. Working these points can help to restore balance and improve health. Use the knuckle of your index finger to press and twist into the pituitary reflex point (middle of the big toe) for 15 to 30 seconds. This important gland regulates the functions of most other endocrine glands.
A vigorous scalp massage is a wonderful pick-me-up that can be done at any time to increase circulation to the head and boost energy. Simply rub, tap and massage your scalp and neck, working from the front to the back.
There are lots of energy points that can be accessed on the face. Massaging the “third eye” between the eyebrows and bridge of the nose can release stress, headaches and fatigue.
Use the first two fingers to massage clockwise and anticlockwise for 30 seconds at a time.
Prick up your ears
Massaging your ears can increase energy and create a sense of wakefulness. Rub the edges of your ears between two fingers from top to bottom a few times.
To promote mental alertness, use the tip of the index finger to apply pressure (for up to a minute) between your upper lip and nose, about a third of the way down from the nose. This is the “GV-26” acupoint, traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a first aid revival point.
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