I didn’t realize what I was craving until I said it out loud.
I was doing a phone interview with a mental health expert about making New Year’s resolutions: whether or not to make them, tips for making helpful resolutions, and other such information.
We had veered off course a bit, talking about resolutions we had made in the past and what we might want for 2014.
“I want to have more energy,” I said.
It was one of those unplanned statements you make that you realize right away is so true.
Yes, I want more energy.
I’ll need energy for the things I want to do, for the adventures, for service to others.
Right now, I’m sitting at my home laptop after a long day at work.
We laid out the paper a day early because of the upcoming holiday, and we had an earlier than usual deadline.
On days like this, I come home feeling so tired. My bones and muscles ache. I pour down the caffeine, but I can’t seem to catch a second wind.
I have too many evenings like that and too many mornings when I’m already tired before I get started.
I get my work done. But how can I do it while feeling better, more energetic?
Better nutrition and exercise come to mind. So do following more of a routine and taking short breaks during the day.
It’s going to be an exploration for me in 2014, and I expect beyond, to find ways to feel more energetic, to feel less tired. I’m sure multiple things go into making me tired, and it will take multiple things to give me more energy.
I think all creatures have their rhythms of energy.
|Sometimes Chase Bird wants to play.|
|He has his toy!|
|Sometimes Chase Bird is so sleepy.|
I need to find ways to channel my energy more effectively.
How do you keep up your energy?
I’ll be back tomorrow, but in case I miss you then, I want to wish you a peaceful and joyful 2014. Happy New Year!