Still the new year with taxes and other new economic changes will certainly bring stress and tiredness. I have been thinking that up coming New Year is a time to begin to deal with the stress in a more subdued way. That thought is because I have been thinking about an article I read on Adrenal Fatique. A very clear article written by Marcelle Pick for Women to Women.
Eating to support my Adrenal glands.I know my eating habit includes caffeine, and Carbs. Due to a Pre-diabedes condition that I have; has made me aware that both of two need to be in a low priority in my eating habits. I feel best when I eat protein and green vegetables. And often too with some shopping exercise, which is also good for stress levels.
I hope you can find time to read the article. I found it to be a good reminder of many things we have already heard about. I found that the articles mention of caffeine and what it does to us; is a good motivator for me to cut down drastically. I had wanted caffeine as natural stimulant for to my Adhd problem. Maybe one partly causes the other.
My changes can be small steps at first. Maybe I should switch from Pepsi to non caffeine soda. Eliminate soda, probably not entirely! Caffeine in Chocolate, which relaxes me? Maybe I can go to moderating the amounts of consumption. I have liked to have just a taste of Christmas- cookies, pie, misc. After the christmas cookies are gone, it will be easier....... Maybe?
I have already switched from coffee to noncafeinated tea most of the time. I especially find that mint tea is my answer. I find it free all summer long in the garden. And I can easily find it for winter consumption. [I just need to harvest it next year- new years resolution.]
Often the reason I slip to coffee is that thoughts come to mind like these:
- Wouldn't cookies or pie taste better with a cup of coffee.
- Flavored Coffee latee, umm yumm
- Coffee when your tired gets you in a mood mode to work.
- Coffee is natural and cheaper instead of expensive prescribed pills.
Well now just thinking about the hopeful changes has reduced my mental stress already. I am hoping that the article has provided a needed clue to others, who just had not thought of the foods that contribute to our fatique problem.
I hope you too can find your own mental stress releaving oasis- way of relief of beginning stress. Yoga or any other new method are other ways.
Mind meditation of a calm happy place.
I think I will kick back now and read some blogs on my blog list. [I have added a couple more.] With my tea and feet up, I think that will be just what I need at the moment. Another world in a blog. Sure they can be inspiring, but relaxing and pleasurable at the same time. Refreshed after my break, I'll deal with some work later. Join me. Happy Blog Reading.
* Soon, I hope to tell you a couple charming craft ideas that I picked up during the christmas celebration.