My Daily essentials
26 October 2023 - 10:25
Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
A powerful method also known as Energy Psychology. It addresses various issues like pain, weight, phobias, and more. It helps uncover limiting beliefs that affect your energy levels—fear, guilt, shame. It’s like acupuncture but without needles, using finger tapping on energy meridians. Negative emotions create energy disruptions due to trauma and stress. Tapping releases these emotions to enhance emotional and physical health. Tapping is easy, free, and effective for moving stuck energy. Give it a try!
Intermittent fasting (Eating windows)
Fasting offers remarkable benefits, including detoxification and more. Our bodies are inherently attuned to cycles of feasting and fasting, as opposed to continuous eating. Fasting, supported by both religious traditions and scientific evidence, presents a multitude of advantages.
Personally, I chose to push breakfast (break-the-fast) a little bit further back every day, just past my comfort zone, extending a bit further each week until I found my optimal weight and health.
Intermittent hypoxia (Breath work)
Intermittent Hypoxia involves breathing exercises where you empty your lungs and hold your breath for 1-3 minutes, up to 3 times a day.
Intermittent hypoxia triggers a natural stress response, lowering blood oxygen and raising carbon dioxide, signalling the need to breathe. This Fight or Flight reaction releases stress hormones, followed by relief and ‘happy hormones’ like serotonin. Proper breath work balances oxygen and carbon dioxide for better energy flow.
Intermittent hypothermia (Cold showers)
Intermittent Hypothermia, or cold water therapy, offers three benefits: the cold water, breathwork, and mindset. Cold water stimulates veins and muscles under our skin, boosting vascular flow and relieving stress on the heart. It activates our bodies by triggering adrenaline.
Cold water therapy has numerous benefits: it energises, wakes up the immune system, improves circulation, reduces inflammation, and aids in depression, stress, weight loss, fertility, sleep, and muscle recovery.
HIIT(High Intensity Intermittent Training)
High Intensity Intermittent Training (HIIT) involves short bursts of intense exercise to elevate your heart rate. No equipment needed—just simple exercises at home. Warm up with a couple of minutes of jogging on the spot. Then, do 1-minute bursts of exercises like star jumps, squats, and static sprints with short rests. It improves aerobic fitness, heart strength, and lung capacity, helping with blood sugar levels. Additionally, it aids in appetite control and mood.
Smoothies/ Soups (Vitamin and mineral booster)
I start my day with flavonoid-packed smoothies or soups, choosing based on the season and how my body feels. Flavonoids from colourful fruits and veggies provide essential nutrients and regeneration signals.
For smoothies, I mix equal parts fruits and vegetables. Coconut water, flax, and chia seeds support digestion, while Spirulina and Chlorella aid detox.
In soups, I use bone broth, add leftover veggies, and fresh herbs. Making big batches, I freeze portions in jars for easy daily use.