3 Ways to Give Energy a Kiss

energy a kiss 2My mornings are on the right track thanks to 10-10-10 and love.

They aren’t perfect. But neither am I. Its a good fit.

Another area that needs help is my get up and go – something I usually refer to as a huge mug of “Melissa” coffee. Really really really strong stuff.

And while I’ll never be one to ban caffiene or alcohol or sweetsies, I have to tell ya I’m startin to consider it. I’m dang tired of being tired.

So with all this talk of love and simplicity and living in the moment, its time I practice what I preach. Because tired Melissas are rarely happy. Replace that with irritable, grouchy, moody, you name it, if its a symptom of lack of sleep, it fits.

Starting today I’m adopting these rules. I’m not sure if I’ll notice a difference. That’s what I love about this blog – its a perfect testing ground for my hypotheses. But I have a feeling I’m in the right direction. That’s the kind of life I’m lookin for.

Here’s how to give energy a kiss:

Take a vitamin D supplement. Here is Wisconsin, Mr. Sun has been hiding these days. Which doesn’t bide too well for my energy kisses, seeing that vitamin D deficiency causes a whole basket of trouble, include low energy and fatigue. I found a bottle of D’s for about $10. Here’s to 90 sunshiney little pills, my friend. Cheers.

Drink less, less late. The effect alcohol has on sleep is real – I have proof. Its a pretty simple test I conducted. First, I didn’t drink. Then, the next day, I felt refreshed and energetic. I’m not suggesting an alcohol ban (unless that’s your thing – up to you). But have a glass of wine with dinner instead of after the kids go to bed. Enjoy the health benefits of red wine without the sleep deprivation. Double cheers (and I don’t mean two glasses full).

Eat fruits and veggies. A lot. Five to 9 servings are recommended per day. Ever notice how sluggish you feel on the weekend? A couple drinks, pancakes for breakfast and pizza for lunch will do that to a girl. Start the day right with a fruit. Make it magical with mangoes. Enchanted with … el apple.

How about you? Are you ready to give energy a kiss? What will you do different?

Photo by .craig

Check out Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk, coming January 2016 from Delacorte Press/Random House. Visit her author site here.


1 Walter March 2, 2010 at 1:26 am

Eating oatmeal and fresh fruits does wonders. Actually, eating less will make you feel light and full of energy. But of course there are times when we should reward ourselves a little. Just a little, and not too frequent. 🙂

2 Melissa March 2, 2010 at 8:46 am

@ Walter – I love oatmeal. In fact, I think I’ll have it for breakfast!

3 Tracy March 2, 2010 at 9:27 am

Enchanted with EL APPLE? I love it =) You big goof.

4 Melissa March 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm

@ Tracy – I love YOU.

@ Mike – I remember this one time in my life when I used to watch TV … ;-). I enjoyed your blog!

5 Mike Tiojanco March 2, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Any time I know I need to recharge I disconnect the TV in the bedroom. Would be a permanent fix, but my wife won’t let me keep it that way…

Totally agree with the oatmeal/fruit for breakfast though!

6 Brian March 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm

You had me at “a huge mug of “Melissa” coffee. Really really really strong stuff.” I believe in heaven, and I fully expect it will include the aroma of freshly ground coffee.

7 Melissa March 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm

@ Brian – Yes! Coffee aroma = heaven. Thanks for your comment.

8 Samantha March 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I meant to comment on this earlier. The “drink less, less late” though is dead on. There is a DECIDED difference in how I feel the next morning if I have had a glass of wine before going to sleep or during dinner with the family. It feels like it makes me go to sleep better, but it actually just knocks me out. A cup of sleepy time tea would be so much better.

9 Melissa March 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm

@ Samantha – Cheers to dinner, then. I’m glad you decided to comment. Now I am craving a glass of wine … hm …

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