Hi all! I'm Irma. Quick words to describe me so I can go on to the rest of the post, I'm a watcher, a viola player, a non-addicted coffee drinker, a barefoot runner, and happy wife.
Wonderful Brainy and Beautiful asked me to write in her absence, about anything I wanted. I thought about writing about *her* but she does that best. The most prominent word that comes to my mind when i think of her is "energy" and I thought that I would write about that.
There are so many different meanings and interpretations of the word energy! what does it mean to you?
To a scientist, energy is " a scalar physical quantity that describes the amount of work that can be performed by a force." (from our favorite wikipedia).
To a relativist (a la einstein) e=mc2
To an alternative medicine practitioner, energy is what one finds in a living body, the imbalance of which causes pain or disease.
To an environmentalist, energy is a finite recourse that we need to conserve.
To a psychologist, energy is a mindset that people use to get things done.
and the list can go on and on.
It's one of those words that means itself, difficult to define without using the word "energy"
To me, energy is paramount to happiness. All of these definitions mean that I don't lay on a couch all day and do nothing (in a state of non-happiness without necessarily being un-happy). I see Brainy and Beautiful as a "do-er" - someone who has a lovely mixture of dreams and the energy to go try them out.
Test your energy levels every now and again by doing something you're not sure you'll like spontaneously. You'll be surprised.
Avoid things that leave you drained every time.
And lastly, like my grandmother says: "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today, except laundry. That can always wait"