Energy Enemies

My energy often flags when I’m trying to do something mentally creative. Culprits drain my ability to produce, at the times I often need to do the most.

These are my top five energy enemies:

1. Dehydration — Drinking water is the best fuel I can fill up on. Caffeine is the worst. Drying my body from the inside out, and causing my cells to shrivel like a parched flower in need of a drink.

2. Noise Pollution — Deaf to the effects of a culture saturated in noise, I often miss the toll of too many sound vibrations. Noise distracts and drains. Slipping into a quiet space for a few minutes can give my ears and my soul the refreshment they need.

3. Visual Strain — Resting my eyes by breaking from the scene in front of me stimulates different sensors. This triggers energy boosting endorphins, especially if I focus on the soothing colors of nature. Blue skies, green grass, and colorful flowers are better than any energy drink.

4. Foot Fatigue — Throbbing arches are enough to tell my body to take a nap. A self-induced mini foot massage is enough to get my blood flowing and my energy rising.

5. Bored Nostrils — Aromatherapy is rooted in its energy boosting powers. Cinnamon, Basil, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Lemon are popular choices. For my body chemistry, I prefer a Peppermint and Lemon mix.

What do you use as a pick-me-up? Natural or synthetic?

Anita FreshFaith @ Work


Colossians 1:29 (NIV)
To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Communications Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her family.

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