MM Morning Tips

Mummy MOT
Recovery Top Tips for Mums


How to Start Your Day

During postnatal recovery period….

  • Practice Conscious Breathing 3-5 times per day.  Shallow breathing and chronic stress promotes inflammation and lowers the immune system.  Pausing to slow down your breathing – even a few times a day – will make a difference to your emotional and physical health.
  • Hydration.  We’re often dehydrated and this can strip us of energy and contribute to stiffness and brain fog. Upon awakening, and before coffee – prepare distilled water with lemon and a pinch of sea salt – to help restore PH balance and mineral levels.
  • Movement.   Early morning ‘slide and glide’ release the body’s tightness and clears both physical toxins and the mind.  Try a 3-minute body scan. Followed by 5 minutes of ‘slide and glide’ (cat and shell stretches, thread the needle etc.) And then a 7 minute ‘Power Up’ (tricep dips, squats etc)  Builds strength and lifts the mood.
  • Protein. Use breakfast to stabilize your energy for the day.  Where possible include your favorite mood-boosting foods – tofu, eggs, salmon -with your first meal of the day.
  • 10 minutes of light and fresh air.  A walk in the park or around the garden.  Either alone or with your baby. An opportunity to practice a positive affirmation, or simply boost mood and reconnect with the world.