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.