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What is the first thing you usually tend to do when you wake up in the morning? Probably indulge in a cup of tea or coffee, right? Most of us who do that use ingredients like caffeine to feel more refreshed and awake. But, these beverages, depending on the intensity of it can get you high too! A different kind of high.

During the monsoon season, that particular daily dose of chai or filter coffee when paired with freshly made pakodas can give you the perfect mix of relaxation and calm. Doesn’t it?

Daily beverages like tea and coffee also have some health benefits (antioxidant properties, caffeine increases metabolic activity, the list is quite long)… so while I wouldn’t advise against it, I would insist on complete moderation though (don’t drink more than 2-3 cups of either one!) in a single day! Cause we all know how too much of anything is always a bad thing…

Some people believe that being high is a state of mind. In the jungle, we just need to climb really tall trees to get high. Haha Just kidding.

There are others ways to stay happy and “naturally” high during seasons like the monsoons, even winter, rather, all through the year! What are they?

For starters,

A quick early morning walk in the park
How often do you spend your morning exercises? Most of us sit in front of laptops all day long and then suffer typical modern-day lifestyle diseases, aches and pains and what not, all at a very young age. Keep all of this at bay with a balanced diet and daily exercise! Even a 15-minute brisk walk can give you a natural high and a good adrenaline rush. The early morning fresh air will add to your daily dose of health benefits to keep you feeling good all day.

A heavy breakfast with a smoothie or freshly squeezed fresh juice
You know the old saying, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a beggar”. This saying can actually make or break your day! Always start the day with a healthy, wholesome breakfast (preferably a little after your 15-minute walk!), team it with a hot beverage of your choice and include a smoothie or freshly squeezed fresh fruit juice. To make it interesting, especially if you have kids in the house, choose a different fruit everyday. Each fruit serves different health benefits. Some are great for your immunity. Some are a great source of fibre. In all, the multiple vitamins and natural sweet flavour in this breakfast combination will ensure you are happy and naturally high all day! To have an idea of the kind of smoothies and fresh fruit juices you can include in your daily breakfast menu from tomorrow, have a look here! (Insert Hyperlink to Website menu page).

Splash your face with cold water and dab with rose water
Do you feel drowsy after lunch? Most people do! So, don’t worry! Even monkeys tend to eat and sleep and eat and sleep and eat and repeat the cycle. Here’s what you can do to maintain your naturally high feeling even in the afternoons. Splash your face with cold water and then dab it with rose water. If the rose water is cool during summer, it will keep you refreshed. A slightly lower room temperature rose water can be used during winter or monsoon and it will still keep you refreshed.

Honey, Lime, Water mix
Honey is a natural sweetener and antioxidant. It also gives you energy. Lime is a great immunity booster and can boost energy levels too. The healthy combination of honey, lime and water as per your preferred temperature will keep you feeling light and energised all day. Furthermore, this combination helps flush harmful toxins out of your body so a glass a day will be really good for you.

Do you know of some other ways to stay naturally high and energised all day long? Share it with me so I can tell my monkey friends!

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Smoothie or Milkshake

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