Day 14: What do you have energy for?

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

The Changes I Have Energy For

Have you heard the saying, “You never regret a workout”? Well, I am terrible at working out so here is my small edit… You never regret a night of abstinence. Think about it.

When you wake up after a night of abstinence, what do you have the energy for? Your body has energy and motivation. And! If you’re anything like me, you’re a little less depressed. Perhaps you have energy to cook breakfast. Maybe you have the energy to go for a walk. Or, maybe you have energy to read that book that has been sitting on your shelf.

So, what is it for you this week? What physical changes do you feel? What do you have energy for?

For me, I struggle to clean the house without a mimosa in hand. So when I am feeling my best, I am able to clean without a drink in hand. This month, I will wake up and do just that. I will do some laundry, clean some dishes, and maybe vacuum. And after those accomplishments… guess what? I will have even more energy. I won’t need a nap before practicing self care. I will be able to read, take a bath, light a candle, etc. without 1) a glass of wine in hand and 2) without a nap to sober up.

For my sister, she has extra energy to be a mom. During a pandemic, with online schooling, I know that benefits both her and the kids. For my boyfriend, he has the energy to workout, make coffee and meals (rather than take out), and take the dogs for a walk. For my best friend, he has energy to leave bed and make the most of his morning with coffee, a book, and a clear head.

So, after a night of abstinence, what do you have energy for? What changes are you making throughout your day because you have energy?

Post Submitted By: Teeny, Moderation Management member

Suggested NV beverage: Nonalcoholic French 75