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Energy drains and gains

9 de mayo de 2021, por

Energy Drains

  • Not getting enough sleep (less than 8 hours).
  • Eating too much sugar.
  • Drinking too much coffee (more than 1 cup).
  • Skipping meals.
  • Eating anything made in a factory (junk and processed food).
  • Eating bread.
  • Eating dairy.
  • Drinking more than 3 glasses of wine or alcohol a week.
  • Working too much.
  • Not exercising at least 4 times a week.
  • Not doing yoga.
  • Spending too much time on the computer.
  • Watching TV.
  • Not being outside in nature.
  • Not spending time with friends.
  • Getting dehydrated.

Energy Gains

  • Getting plenty of sleep.
  • Eating a high-protein breakfast (shake or eggs).
  • Eating fresh, whole foods.
  • Having a protein snack in the mid morning and afternoon.
  • Eating 10 servings of vegetables a day.
  • Not eating 3 hours before I go to sleep.
  • Doing yoga.
  • Playing tennis.
  • Running in the woods.
  • Swimming in lakes or rivers.
  • Hugging my kids and wife.
  • Talking to friends.
  • Helping others and volunteering.
  • Taking my vitamins and supplements (multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin D and a few others).
  • Drinking 6-8 cups of filtered water a day.
  • Being creative in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends.
  • Thinking of my day as a sacred thing - a canvas for living an artful life.
  • Learning new things about our extraordinary world and the people in it.