So......I was reading a book last night about life in the the season of winter and how to live happier. I don’t like winter. It’s cold and everything is dead and gross outside. I usually dread winter and go through seasonal depression but this year is different. I’ve been trying to lean into it and learn the lesson of what winter is.....maybe even appreciate it a little bit. This book talked about the earth going through seasonal changes as a lesson for human beings to follow suit for a more abundant life. It talked about not being afraid to rest and be still and contemplate deep thoughts in an effort to rebirth a new you in the spring....like a blooming flower. At some point, the author talked about jumping on a mini trampoline to get all your fluids moving. The main element of winter is water and she talked about how water governs our emotions and she asked if they are stagnant or flowing. She said water governs our knowledge and wisdom And it’s what makes us curious.....and gives us a desire to live our best life! She talked about how our bodies are 70% water and in our bodies, water relates to our lymphatic flow, urine, saliva, sweat, tears, and sexual fluids. THEN she said they way to stimulate all these in the wintertime is by jumping.....some people call it rebounding.
Do you have a mini trampoline stored in a closet in your house? I did. I busted it out today. I figured my body was probably pretty stagnant. Movement is so good. I heard somewhere this week about living life in 30 day experiments. Want to try something new? Try it for 30 days and see if you like it! I decided I’m going to try rebounding for 30 days and see if it makes a difference in how my body feels. I originally thought I’d jump for 12 minutes because that is how much time was left on the golden girls show I was watching. I started jumping and within 1 minute my legs hurt and I was out of breath. So I switched and set my timer for 5 minutes and started again. After 2 more minutes, I had to scoot the trampoline closer to my dresser and hold on while I jumped because I was so lightheaded and I didn’t want to fall off....and that’s ok. I finished the 5 minutes and felt I had my ass kicked. I was out of breath and in pain BUT also.....I felt great. My skin looked healthy and I felt like I had actual life in my body plus I hacked up some residual crap out of my lungs so I’m gonna give rebounding an A+ for today. Rebounding has so many benefits. It’s really good for your body. There is a lot of information on google about how and why to jump. If you’re interested, you can google it! What do you think of living life in 30 day experiments? What new thing would you like to add to your life?? Does trying it for just 30 days make it seem less intimidating? When I bought that trampoline I had read all the benefits of rebounding and decided I couldn’t live without the trampoline for good health. I bought the best one I could afford. I jumped maybe 2 days.....or a few more. Then I stopped....and felt guilty. ....but today......thinking I’m gonna jump on it every day for just 30 days......it seems doable. What do you think? Tell me!!