Month: May 2016

What Gets Me Up in the Morning: 3 Reflections

A while back I heard on the radio about a recent study claiming that people could improve how they feel throughout the day by combing their hair upside down. The study basically revealed that this morning massage routine could help you get through your day much more easily. (Goodie!) Whether it actually works or not doesn’t really matter. (I couldn’t even find the source.) Why? Because nothing in your day or your life has actually changed by doing this massage regimen. You may feel better that day you remembered to comb your hair upside down (don’t forget behind the ears) but the state of your life, good or bad, didn’t somehow transform into something better. The reason why you’re just not up for it anymore is still same-old same-old. I would wake up feeling anxious and defeated by the day ahead of me. A year ago during my last year at UCLA, I would wake up feeling anxious and defeated by the day ahead of me. Within the first two minutes of waking up I …