today’s bits

A lovely day, albeit with lots of snow in front of the house, on the streets, and anywhere else I can see.

Yet, I waited for the bus this morning in an open bus stop; I should say rather 1 meter away from it right on the road (the sidewalk was completely occupied by a ~30 cm high snow – no way that I am immersing myself into that mess). Thank goodness there was not a lot of traffic and even though the bus was late like 15 minutes, I managed to be safe and get on the bus.

In my old days, I would automatically take the cab, especially in this kind of weather. Now, I am happy to take the bus. What an adventure for me…

The fact is that nowadays I am getting up with more energy and with a positive mind set in the morning, which make me relaxed, less stressed, and willing to catch the bus.

I am not sure what I owe this nice change in my life. I thought about three things;

1. I may have more energy now as it turns out the iron supplements I was prescribed to 3 months ago are working well and my iron levels are within normal levels. yay! I will continue for another 6 months, this time with one pill every other day. I am grateful that my body is responding well to the supplement. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂

2. The yoga classes that I started at the beginning of January have a very positive effect on my body as well as my mind and spirit. I am more centered, relax, and in tune and connected with my body, and I feel overall very good. These positive feelings may be promoting better mood in the morning.

3. And of course, I have a much higher motivation now to keep up with my budget and protect my money by taking the bus but not the cab in the mornings. So far this year it has been going really well (well, it has been just 3 weeks, so I cannot generalize it yet; but I am very grateful and excited about my reduced spending so far and increased ability to save money – hope that will continue like that..). Even during the day at the office, sometime I find myself remembering how well I have done by taking the bus rather than the cab and that makes me feel good 🙂

For someone who suffered from stress and lack of energy the majority of the time, especially in the last 7 years, the experience I have had lately is so precious, so happiness-creating for me.

I am very grateful for these developments in my life and happy to share with my friends here 🙂


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  1. Funny you say this – I’ve been so energetic since I got back from Asia, and I really think it’s the vitamins I’ve been prescribed! I’m suspecting it’s the higher iron, although I did have my Dr. check my iron levels a few years back and was told they were fine. Since I was a kid, I’ve taken a nap every single day, except since I got back last week!!!

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    1. my iron levels were a few years back within normal levels, but this time it was low. I was thinking myself – I am also on vitamin D supplementation and milk (which also has vitamin D). I think both the iron and the vitamin D supplementation may have helped with my energy levels, for which I am incredibly grateful. I am glad you are feeling better too – keep going 🙂

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      1. We have also started trying to eat a lot more healthy. I’ll have to post on it soon, but it does include a LOT more salads. My personal trainer sister-in-law thinks the jump in fruits and vegetables are behind the energy boost.

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        1. i can agree with that as I feel less bloated and better with fruits and raw veggies like salad. I am not eating these nowadays as much as I would like to. I am making a mental note to start eating them again – thanks for the reminder 🙂

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