Lately, coffee ain’t doing what it should.
I don’t know if it’s the *excessively* long winter we’re having (frost in May? Really, Mother Nature?) or the constant travel, late nights and hours spent at the computer… I’m just not feeling my best.
Now I can guess what you’re thinking – “constant travel, late nights and hours spent at the computer, that would make anyone feel run down!” – true, but this is a lifestyle I’m used to, so to suddenly be out of sorts… well, it’s nerve racking.
I’ve been trying to compensate. I increased my vitamin intake, adding Vitamin C and D to my daily multivitamin. I dragged out my old juicer to give “energy boosting juices” one more shot. And, shamefully, I increased my coffee consumption to two cups a day, after scaling back to just one cup for almost a year. Admittedly, that was the biggest blow to my ego; knowing I was giving in to vices instead of trying a more healthful approach.
But it’s not just my energy that’s down – it’s my mood, too. Admittedly, I am affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and feel like a completely different person during the winter months. Although the calendar tells me it’s May, the red-labelled frost warnings on weather websites tell a different story – and my body is reacting accordingly. …