The Pancake Workout
Tonight I could not sleep. Fighting PTSD is a 24/7 job. I frequently wake in the night and can't go back to sleep. Lately, instead of letting the anxiety take over, I have been trying to look for productive night time activities. This is how I discovered the Pancake Workout.
It is 3 AM and I am restless. I have to find something to keep my hands and mind busy. What can I do? Of course, my children will be up in a few hours and they will need breakfast. I decide pancakes are in order. Out come the ear buds and gangster rap. (Thank you Dr. Dre )
It started with me dancing around the kitchen while waiting for each cake to cook. Once my heart rate is elevated, I'm feeling a bit happier and accomplished as the pancakes stack up.
If each pancake takes about one minute to cook, I can get some squats in...... also cheat push ups against the counter. Whole process takes about a half of an hour and by the end, I feel the mind body connection that was missing when I woke with anxiety.
Plus there's food !!! Mission accomplished .