imagesI don’t know if it’s age, the time of year, laziness or what, but I don’t seem to have a speck of energy. In fact, the picture on the left looks like I feel.

So what to do about it? I could just wait and maybe even enjoy the downtime but that doesn’t seem to be working. And there’s the risk of depression. I’m not prone to mood swings. I have, at least in the past, been able to ward them off, but why risk it.

So, a project. Ummm, maybe?  A trip, now I like that idea. A lot — but I’m already planning a get-away in May so guess that won’t work.

I did a little research about human energy and it’s a pretty complex subject so maybe I’ll just practice a little ‘mind-over-matter’.  Starting with the picture. What if you comb the hair, wash the face, brush the teeth and put on make-up. Better? For sure. Now sling on a feel-good outfit. No… not old stretched out sweats. But, nothing fancy either.  Feel better?

So going into these next few weeks and hoping for sunshine I’m going to get up and get dressed in the morning. And, I’m thinking — spring house cleaning.  I always feel energized after a bout of activity. Maybe a trip or two or three out to the nursery.

I’m feeling better already.  What about you? What do you do to dig out of the winter blahs?  image

4 responses to “Energy

  1. I’m with you. My energy is flagging and I haven’t been able to boost it. I think you’ve got the right idea. Get up and get dressed to approach the day with a more prepared attitude. We’ve just visited out granddaughter and I’m still struggling with my energy, but I’m distracted enough that I’m feeling more engaged. So every little bit helps, and when I get home, I’m going to get back on an incremental plan to improve my own health and energy.

  2. Cleaning is not fun but it sure can make you feel good when it’s done and everything is tidy! Hope you get your energy back soon. Enjoy the sunshine- vitamin D!! Jillian

  3. Know that energy flagging feeling. I try to get out in the sunshine as much as possible – when we have it here – and like you, dress up even if I’m not going anywhere. And of course, a good laugh over something always works. Hope your energy levels are climbing back up.

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