Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine…

Are you a coffee or tea drinker?

Early Morning Coffee FixI am a herbal tea drinker, not a coffee drinker. One day I wondered, “why do I prefer tea over coffee?”
The answer to this question took me back to my early childhood. I discovered that my Dad drank tea rather than coffee.
Trace back three years ago. My Dad is in a nursing home. When I go to visit him, he asks me to bring him a Tim Horton’s coffee. I am amazed at this request because he was a tea drinker.

My Dad needed a lift.

He would explain to me that coffee gives him a “lift.” So whenever he needs a lift he would have a cup of coffee.

So here’s the thing.

What is your reason for drinking coffee?

What does it do for you?
If you are drinking coffee to give you a “lift” and you need your coffee fix every time you need an energy boost, how does that help you save time and improve your quality of life?
Can you become addicted to coffee?
Sooner or later you will become dependent and eventually addicted to coffee. This addiction creates another problem.
OK, when does this addiction stop?
By relying on coffee to give a “lift”, you are numbing your senses. Consequently you become less and less in touch with your feelings.

In this state, you give up your power to coffee. Consequently you operate dependent on coffee, like a robot is dependant on an energy source.

So what happens to your productivity when you dull your senses?

Do you save time and improve your quality of life?

Because you numbed your feelings, you are no longer aware that you need to empty your cup of the negative situations of your day. The negativity stays in the body, like you are wound up like an old alarm clock.

As a result it becomes difficult to sleep at night. What this means is that you get up in the morning feeling restless and eager to get your coffee fix.

In my 14 years of helping people improve their quality of life, the addiction stops when you have a health issue and/or the doctor tells you to have less coffee.

So what is the moral of the Story?

Eliminating coffee from your daily routine can be a very harsh reality; however, to save time and improve your quality of life, it is usually a blessing in disguise.

Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping  Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. An exclusive stress management  system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil  is also a Healer, Teacher,Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com 

 
 

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Health and Fitness: Can You Have One Without the Other?

Couple enjoying health and fitnessHealth and fitness are partners in living a happy and fulfilling life. It is nearly impossible to enjoy your life to the fullest without being healthy. Part of being healthy is being physically fit.

Your quality of life will decrease if you are obese, abusing drugs or alcohol, or not getting the rest your body needs.

We want the best quality of life that is possible. A good health and a fitness program will help us have that.

What is the most overlooked key to health and fitness?

One of the most important and most overlooked keys to good health is starting your day with breakfast. Your body has gone without food for the night as you slept. You need to fill up your tank before you start the day.

This has several benefits; the most important being it jump-starts your metabolism and helps you burn fat.

Here are some good choices for breakfast…

Good choices for breakfast include whole grain cereals, yogurt and fruit, and whole grain toast with peanut butter. You will notice that foods with refined sugars are not included in what is considered a healthy breakfast!

Ok, I understand I need to have a healthy breakfast. How do I make physical activity  a part of my day?

How can you make physical activity a part of your day?

Stay active during your day. You can make time for physical activity even if you are holding down a job or spending six hours in class. Try to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.

OK, let’s look at some simple ways to stay active.

There are simple ways to get in physical activities. Use stairs instead of an elevator and park farther out in the parking lot and walk those few extra steps. Take a break every hour when you get up and get your body moving.

We love to hear your comments. So go ahead and tell us what you think. 

Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping  Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. An exclusive stress management  system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil  is also a Healer, Teacher,Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com 

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