The worst thing about any given day for me is the lack of sunlight. Sunlight is the one thing in life I appreciate more than breathing. Yes, I know that to finish that sentence I had to breathe in order to let my brains function so I could make that remark. When the sun shines I feel I can recharge bit. When I encounter sunlight, I find energy (even on cold Winter days).
When I took this picture I was at a shopping mall preparing to go home. It was getting late and I wanted to go home and have something to eat. Fatigue was affecting my energy levels. These days there is a cold front with a freezing Easter wind hitting Europe. In Amsterdam some canals have frozen solid.
Cold weather, especially proper Winter conditions make you realise one thing in particular: you need energy to stay warm. A few days ago I had to go through the city on a moped for some deliveries. Every time I came back I craved a hot cup of green tea. At the end of the day I ate a bit more, waited until I felt good enough and went home in the cold. It is not fun to face the cold on an empty (or semi-empty) stomach.
Something I learnt when I was new and had my first job in Amsterdam was to always have a small snack as a back-up. Sometimes even the friendliest and best paying employers skipped meals and you had to work on an empty stomach with only coffee or soft-drinks in-between. When working long shifts going home on an empty stomach was (and is) very unpleasant.
Energy-drinks and coffee have their limitations. As an experienced workaholic I value a good meal in-between more than the extra sugar and/or caffeine dose. Some people need their breakfast and some people skip breakfast while craving lunch. Either way you need your energy to keep going and stay focused.
A day has 24 hours. Whatever you have to do, without energy you cannot do a thing. I just had breakfast and I am going to need it today. That cold Easter wind.
Good morning! Finding energy is important.
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