Mornings, Tea, Cats, and Energy

Well, I’m on to my next set of Energy, Happiness, and Zen strategies, with an aside.

Energy:  The next tip in my plethora of articles is to drink more tea.  I love tea.  Pretty much all that I drink is water, tea, coffee, and beer.  Call me a purist.  In a usual day I drink two cups of coffee, eight cups of water, and two cups of decaf green tea at night.  I didn’t really know how I would work this into the Energy Experiment because I had just altered my coffee intake but, come to find out, I didn’t HAVE to work it in.  I got sick and when I’m sick I usually forfeit my coffee for tea.  I don’t know if it has helped.  I’m tired because I’m sick.  I can tell you that it feels better on my throat and it’s been comforting at night.

Happiness:  Life’s next little instruction was to have a dog.  I’m forgoing this one because I have cats.  4.  And they do bring me vast amounts of happiness and so I am sure that four cats must be the equivalent of one dog.  One thing I would like to do is take a little more time to entertain them and even try a little harder not to get annoyed with them.  Some goals for this week, I think.

Zen: Get Healthy and Fit, Part 1 is on my browser right now and it is about eating better.  I’m glad I get to tackle this now.  I’ve been feeling a bit… fat.  I am already making a point to cook more, now I need to focus on better stuff.

I was feeling a bit better after taking on my first set.  My e-mail is clear.  I’ve enjoyed drinking coffee on my way back from lunch (once even with the top down and from a mug).  I was feeling a bit nicer.  Let’s see what happens with this set.

Now, for an aside that is perfectly related to the above.  This morning I found myself asking myself, yet again, what the problem is.  Why why why have I felt so miserable and hopeless and angry lately?  Why is it that I refuse to count my blessings?  Almost on cue, I realized that I had started the day in a damn decent mood but by the time I was on my way to work I felt completely frazzled and frustrated.  I thought that it was probably just because I slept in this morning in an attempt to outwit my cold but then I remembered I FEEL THAT WAY EVERY MORNING LATELY.  For the remainder of this week, I am going to take steps to make my mornings more relaxing.  Even if I’m not working out (I have pleurisy and the husband has forbade it), I can get up early and either take my time getting ready or clean up a little bit.  I also plan on getting back into the habit of making my coffee and cleaning up the kitchen at night so that I don’t have a mess to work around before I am caffeinated.  Another thing that got me worked up this morning was the cats.  Otto, the baby, is still in his “beat up the other cats” phase.  For a while I was using a spray bottle on him and it helped.  Today it was never in my reach when I needed it.  If carrying it around the house is what it takes, I will do it.

Let’s get back on track.  Let’s feel better and be happier.

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One thought on “Mornings, Tea, Cats, and Energy

  1. “I am sure that four cats must be the equivalent of one dog.” I am sure you are right! Illness just takes the fun out of everything. Get well and feel better. Good luck with your happiness project. I am working on one of my own.

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