Saturday, February 10, 2018

Rise and Fall of Energy Level and Carrot Juice




Hello  Dear   Friends!


Hope   and  pray  that   you  are   enjoying  your   days  with   grace   and   beauty :)


Winter   seems   in  still  mode  her  now  a  days  .Temps   are  dropping  till  8 C   and  high   to  25 .Days  are  getting  longer  slowly . I  get   up  6;30 am  as   kids  leave  for  school   almost  7;45  am .

My  whole  day   goes  busy  with   various   house  chores  though  after  lunch (from  3pm  to  4 pm)  i  find  sometime   hardly  an  hour  for  myself  and  it  is  up   to  me  then   how  to  use  this  time  .

But  at  this  certain  time  i  feel  my  energy  levels  drop  so  
quickly   when  sun   moves  towards  west  for  setting .  

Sunset   time  is  almost  5:45 pm now  days  and  after  it  darkness  falls   upon  views  so  soon.

And  then  it  starts  the  next  round  of  business which  is  preparing  dinner  and   supervising  youngest  son  for  studies . Dinner   get   eaten  at  around  9  or  sometimes  9:30 .After  that  we  watch  t.v  and  go  to sleep   at  almost  10  45  or  11  pm.


Last   day  when  while  watching  t.v  i  complained  that   i  am  not   finding   time  for  blogging  now  days   as  when   i  am  in  my   alert  and  energetic  mode   light   goes  off  for  2   hours  from  10am  to  12am    and   after  that  when  light  comes  back   i   get   busy   with  other  house   chores .

Hubby   said  "you   can  do  this    in  the  afternoon "   i  replied 

" in   afternoon   i  feel   my  wings  are  getting  heavier "


Yes   this  is  true   when  i  getup  in  morning  my  energy   feels   low  .after  11  am   i  feel   as  sun  is  going  high  and  bright  in  the  sky   my  body   is  gaining   WINGS!

I  feel   energetic   and  ready   to  do   any  thing  specially  my  mind  and  imagination   get   boost!


A  month  ago   i  was  happy  with  the  schedule   of  load shedding  (electricity  disappearance)  .After  morning  meditation (recitation)   i  was  free  for   blogging  ,reading  or  any  other  hobby.

   But   now  i  am  little  upset   due  to  new  schedule    as  light   goes  off  and  i  cannot  access  my  internet  device    and  when  light  is  back   my  wings   feel   heavy  to  take  flight   and  do  anything  which  takes  mantle effort  rather   than  physical .

So  what  i  do  ?  i  just  fall  on  sofa  and  watch   one  of  my fav  drama  shows   which  i  have  in  my  external  device   but     during  this  my  head  keeps  me  make  feel   guilty  that  i  should  work   instead  of   staring   at  screen   but  i   feel   helpless   and  lazy .

DO  YOU   ALSO  FEEL   THAT   YOUR   ENERGIES   ARE  HIGH   AT   CERTAIN   TIMES   OF   A   DAY???

DO   YOU   FEEL   YOUR   ENERGY   RISE   AND   FALL   ALONG WITH    SUN???


Once   again   we  are  having  construction   in  the   upper   side  of   the  house . Hubby   wants  to  use  the  roof   of  the  house  as  upper   story   where  two  rooms  are  being  build  and  the  whole   roof  will be  closed  with   walls   of  5  feet  high  so  we  can  use  it  as  yard  if  we  want   specially  in  summer  evenings  .  

Leaving  you  with  two  quick   pics  of  this    construction  taken  by  younger  son  



        From   our  front yard  the  room under  construction  looks   like  this  this is half  done work
yhis one taken by me day before  yesterday
 hubby  is  watering  the  brick  walls  so  they  can  absorb  the  cement  easily  (it was friday  yesterday  and labour took off )

   View  of  our  front yard  from  roof ,work  and  labour  ruined  my  winter  garden  but  still  i  do  have  hope  that  it  will  have  some  blooms  in next  months ! wooden stair  laying  below belong to labour (almost evening time)


This  one  took  while  ago  in  kitchen   when  prepared carrot    juice    ,we  take  it  daily   in  season  one  hour   before  lunch , i wash  carrot  with  slightly  warm  water  and  slightly  peel  if  needed


       do   you  like  carrot  juice too ? me  and  hubby  love  it !

Take  great  care   sweeties   ,you  know  you  have  power  to   knock  off  the  all  negativity  brought   by  the  cold  winters  as  in  summers   my   wings  never  feel   tired  throughout  the  day :)

God  bless   you  all!!!

50 comments:

  1. Oh I do find myself slowing down at certain times of day, our days are much darker than yours and I understand what you mean completely! The construction is really coming along on your home it looks great,, such a beautiful court yard you have, that carrot juice looks delicious!

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    1. Yes dear Laurie as i am getting old I can realize that at certain times of day my energy level drops and I think i need to work on this with some nap thing.
      Thank you for kind likening I am happy either for this alteration

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  2. I'm always more energetic in the mornings. Sometimes I need a nap by suppertime.

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    1. Agreed deR Debra

      Yes I listen from lucky people who take naps that they have rechareching power


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  3. I lead busy life. Sometimes I am too busy. Sometimes I do not get enough sleep. It is difficult to summon up energy as a result. Blogging does indeed take energy!

    We are also in the grip of winter here in New York. I wish that spring would come soon.

    Your carrots are a brighter color then what is available here. I wonder if they taste differently.

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    1. I think your day goes busier than mine Brain

      Yes blogging is time and mental energy consuming hobby

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  4. My energy is in the morning. Like you things can get busy when I want blogging time! Can you imagine people who go out to work, even less time!

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    1. In summer I have almost whole day energetic usually dear Christine but in winter it seems to follow sun.

      Yes I did job for sometime and found it hard to get time for blogging

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  5. Dear Baili, yes, I feel weary by around 5:45 when sunset is coming on. And it does get dark very quickly these days as the clouds cover and block the reflecting waning sunlight in the west. I have seasonal mountain views and get to watch the sun go down behind the mountains. I painted this scene the second year we moved to this house as it was a brilliant sunset that day in winter. I pray you feel more energized as the days get longer and Spring comes around to show us her beautiful flowers.

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    1. Just like you either from afternoon to early evening times are slow for me dear Carol

      This is lovely that you moved to place from where you can see beautiful sunsets I bet they give boost to your artistic skills

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  6. I am usually tired from 9am till 2 am, then I go to sleep.

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    1. Haha what a short time when you feel low and how exciting that after this you fell sleep Joe !

      You are so funny!

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  7. I am much older than you are so I understand about energy levels rising and falling. You are doing the exact right thing in the morning by relaxing. It helps renew your energy. A short nap in the morning and one in the afternoon will make a world of difference in how you feel.

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    1. I agree dear Emma that as we get older our energy levels drop more often.

      I think you are absolutely right I should think seriously about takings nap in afternoon it probably bring back my energy but for this first I have to put sign of "don't disturb "Please

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  8. About 2:30 pm I get very tired and usually fall asleep in my recliner for about an hour, Cindy tells me this is when I am recharging my batteries.

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    1. I don't know why even in the age of 48 I am not able to take good nap during my day Jimmy

      Cindy is right as after nap she can see how energetic you are

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  9. I love the morning hours. I get up as early as 5 AM some days. I enjoy the quiet in the home and I really like that it's still dark. I find that time peaceful, meditative. My worse period is between 1 to 3 PM. I feel very sluggish around that time. I have never had carrot juice! I imagine it is delicious.

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    1. Yes dear Martha carrot juice is really nice and healthy drink with lots of benefits for eyesight either

      Though winter is soup time but because our winter is not as extreme so we take juice of seasonal fruits to stay refresh

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  10. From 10 to 12 in the morning is quite an inconvenient time for the electricity to be shut off - and that is most people's most productive and energetic time of day. I do find certain times of the day I have more or less energy, for sure.

    Carrot juice sounds like a very healthy drink! And it's exciting to build a new space on your home where you can relax. Will it be cooler there in the summer, too? (being at a higher elevation)

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    1. Thank you dear Jenny

      Totally agree with your words that from 10 to 12 am is most productive time whether physically or mentally.

      Yes our aim to build upper portion is to get cooler environment specially in summer nights when electr8goes off after midni8and airconditioning doesn't work .due to wide and higher it will be cooler hopefully

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  11. Hello baili. I too am a morning person. I like to get everything done in the morning and keep my afternoons for peace and quiet.

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    1. this is quite nice dear ausiroo that you arrange your day so wisely , my summer mornings start also with boost of energy which runs throughout the day at same level but in winters my morning starts little slow head

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  12. I don't seems to get tired during the day and I expect that is why when my head hits the pillow at night I falls asleep immediately - usually :)
    Carrot juice, never have had but my late mother did sometimes.

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    1. many years ago i used to have problem with my sleeping time as i put head on pillow and my mind got lost somewhere else but thank God this is just past now
      now i almost rule over my head (hope so :)) specially in sleeping time i slip with immediate intention of sleeping

      Australia has hot summers i think and your grandma was wise to have carrot juice
      hope someday you will like to try it too my friend!

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  13. yes, I have same feelings.

    Nice looking juice!

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  14. Everyone feels that energy has its peaks during the day, baili.
    That's why we should get a lot of sleep and rest at night.
    The body is more relaxed, the mind is more open to rest and recovering energy.
    Carrot juice?
    I prefer lemon.
    Carrot soup is one of my favourites.
    Juice, not so much.
    Have a great week!

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  15. My energy is always higher in the mornings! I love carrot juice! Lots of construction going on!! Hope it all goes well! Big Hugs!

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  16. yes I also feel energetic in the morning hours...

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  17. Eu também gosto muito das manhãs. Tenho mais energia. Também gosto muito de sumo de cenoura.. Há muito tempo que não bebo. Fez bem lembrar.
    Uma boa semana.
    Um beijo.

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  18. This was an interesting post in so many different ways, Baili. First, I was surprised when you said that dinner time was around 9 p.m. as this seems very late and then younposted that bedtime was not intil perhaps 12a.m. We have been trying to complete our dinner hour by 7 pm or sometimes earlier as we have read so many articles that eating late is not good for digestion. Also, we have been trying to adjust bed times to 10pm or 11pm since many studies have suggested that 7 or more hours of sleep nightly is best. That said, I sometimes feel more tired in late afternoon, but morning hours are most productive if I have gotten enough sleep hours the night before. My husband does believe in afternoon naps and often will take one and can wake up after just 1 hour or so. I rarely take a nap as then it will keep me from sleeping at night. As for carrot juice, I have eaten carrots cooked and raw but never made juice and our carrots have been orange, so I liked the fed color of the ones you showed.

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    1. Thank you dear friend for your kind response to my post !

      I completely agree with points you raised here ,actually our summer dinners are at 8pm to 8 :30 but in winters we are late for dinner which is unhealthy habit though but I confess it is my fault as kids take snacks at almost 7pm so they don't feel hungry until at least 9pm .

      My both son's tuition times in winter are from 5 pm to 8 and sometimes 8:30 so this is also a reason for late dinner

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  19. Dear Baili, there's a new book out called "When." It has a subtitle and I think the author's last name is Pink. Anyway, it's a study of when we can count on the best time to sleep, nap, work, study, etc.

    I do find that certain hours are best for me is I want to get something creative done.

    I know your home will be just what you want when all the building is completed, but I would find myself discombobulated by the clutter! Peace.

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    1. Thank you dear Dee for useful sharing

      I wish I could take nap in afternoon as if I take one it upsets my sleeping in night time.

      My energy drops in winters more than summers which effects my routine little bit.

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    2. Dear Baili, I didn't use to nap but now that the years have piled up and I'm much older, I find that a nap actually helps me sleep at night. A nap + a walk! Peace.

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  20. Wow, Baili, your carrots have a beautiful colour! :)
    I hope you will manage to find free moments and energy at the same time. I guess for many of us 10 am to 12 am would indeed be the most productive hours of the day.
    Hugs and blessings!

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    1. Thank you dear Sara!

      Your eyes have beauty as your soul does ,glad you found the juice colour appealing my friend!

      I agree that these time you mentioned are usually most useful times when it comes to use mental energy specially

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  21. I love your enclosed garden! Looks very serene and peaceful.

    It may just be my screen, but the carrots and the juice look red, like watermelon or even raspberries. Are they red? I have only ever seen orange. Could be a different type?

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    1. Thank you dear Sandi!

      This time of the year my garden looks different than it looks now days because of work going on and stuff pouring over the tiny plants has ruined it right now. Still hopping for blooms as work is about to finish now may be one week more

      Yes our carrot juice is red like carrot itself

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  22. My goodness, I've never seen carrots that lovely and bright color. They are beautiful! Sometimes the body finds ways to tell us to rest when we may not want to, and I think that's how we can stay healthy and get enough rest. I'm a morning person, so from 5:30am to 3:30pm, I'm full of energy and get a lot done. Then I usually take a nap, so I'm ready to go until about 11pm or so. I've adjusted my dinner times too to help me out. You're always so positive and friendly, and wishing you plenty of time to rest and relax when you can. Hugs...RO

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  23. Hi Baili :) Firstly, yes I LOVE carrot juice, thank you for reminding me I need to be juicing daily again. In the winter, I forget about it because it's so hard to get good fresh veggies and fruits here. But carrots with some spinach and celery and apple will do the job! :) Your juice looks delicious.

    I find that my schedule goes along with the time of year and the weather. On bright sunny days, I seem to naturally wake up when the sun is rising. In the winter, it's later and in the spring and summer I'm up around 5:30am or 6am. I have my most energy before about 3pm and I get so much done when I get up early. I think that's part of my winter problem. When the sun only rises around 7am, I have a silly mindset that I've already wasted my day because I'm getting up too late lol...after dinner, I'm like a lump...I just want to relax and watch a movie then drift to sleep!

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    1. Dear Rain you are so sweet and generous my friend!
      Loved the word you used here "winter problem"

      Yes that is what i was trying to say here that lack of energy seems like huge winter problem and mind feel so dull and sleepy all the time specially when sun is not around

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  24. I enjoyed your post and looking at those carrots wow such color. Sounds great what your husband is doing to the house and I enjoyed the pics - should be a great area! As for energy levels - I have never been able to nap during the day because I always feel I'm missing something. My energy peaks usually after noon and when my kids were little I would stay up until midnight or 1:00 catching up on chores while they slept but now since they are grown - i don't have a lot I have to do so my energy is at its' peak during the afternoon and then i take it easy the rest of the day with things I love to do and I always have energy for that.

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    1. I agree with you totally here dear Sandy that since always when during day time i lay down specially in long summery afternoon I feel as i am missing something beautiful part of my life.
      And now when i try nap it lessens my night sleep which us disturbing

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  25. I am not very good first thing in the morning, I need some time to gather my thoughts to be able to think properly.

    This is my first winter at home (not a work) and I have found the short days and the darkness of the days in general have made me feel lethargic. As the nights are drawing out and getting lighter I seem to be gaining more energy.

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    1. We are feeling alike dear Cherie!

      Though days sunny here still my morning starts slow until sun rise high in the sky .
      Due to chores and boredom of construction work my energy get low in afternoon but can't take nap as they spoil my night sleep.
      After 7 pm I feel better but have to go to bed early to get up early as kids need my help

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  26. Aww Shabana, it was such fun to see all your photos. I'm sorry that your electricity goes off during the time when you have free time.

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    1. Dear Nasreen being from here we are still suffering with lacks of some basic facilities

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  27. I'm sorry to hear that your energy level is low, Baili. It seems that I have more energy in the mornings, and then around two or three o'clock, I start to need a nap. Maybe that will help you too. Your carrots look very different than ours here. Ours are orange, and these look red, how interesting. Yes, I like carrots, and they always seem to give me more energy when I eat them.

    It is our Valentine's Day here, Baili, so I'm sending you love from my little corner of the world. : )

    ~Sheri

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    1. As I am getting old (46th year starts) I realise that in winters my mornings start with quite low energy. Around 11 I start feeling active. Then late afternoon are lazy and dull again .unfortunately can't take nap as they spoil my night sleep.
      Glad that you liked my juice. Yes our carrots are red

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