Saving Your ENERGY : the Do’s and Don’ts in the early morning

I have received an outpour of inputs owing to the questions that I’ve put across for discussions in our previous episode on ENERGY. Let’s look at some of the tweets before we get to today’s topic.

“I do my short trips on my bike. That helps keeping me in shape.”   – Austin Terrence, Ohio, USA.

 “My profession as ambulance driver needs me to be paying lots of concentration on the road. I jog once or twice a week. Thanks…”                                            – Gillian Ayounga, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 “Hi, Dennis; I wish to remind you that a healthy mind and a healthy body keeps you energetic all day long.”                                                                                                – B.T. Freira, Lisbon, Portugal.

 “I often take Red Bull to boost myself when I feel tired.”             – Lindiwe Manke, Zeerust, S.A.


Thanks very much for your responses.


Today we’re looking at what we should do and what we shouldn’t do to avoid wasting our energy. Most of the energy that we waste it’s because of the things we do mindlessly, especially in the morning.


Avoid news bulletins in the morning                                                                                                                                                                                                               I’ve been watching a video by Josie Grouse ( and learnt that a news bulletin in the morning is one of the worst energy-eaters we subject ourselves to. She says that morning is that time when our body and mind is fresh and ready for the day, and the news is the last thing we need because it’s loaded with lots of negativity. When you watch or listen to news, you come across depressing information such as the rise in fuel costs, the rise in inflation and subsequent retrenchments, the opposition that’s always on (your favourite) president’s throat, violent clashes between students and police, and so on. All those factors trigger a negative reaction in our metabolic processes that deplete our energy reserves.

 Avoid reading mail in the morning                                                                                                                                            We usually glean through the mail that we haven’t read just before we set off to our various destinations because we think we might pick up one or two urgent issues that need our immediate response. The problem here is that we’re likely to come across mail that reminds us of debts or other obligations. The depression caused by such mail is very detrimental to our energy and how we perform our duties. Why not expose ourselves to such matters in the mail very much later in the day when we’ve already used our energy profitably?


Drink as much water as possible in the morning                                                                                                                                        Water therapy is one matter that is being preached at all avenues that you can think of. In SCOAN, Prophet T.B. Joshua dedicates a 10-minute programme every so often just to encourage congregants and viewers to drink water before taking anything else. Water doesn’t only purify and detoxify the body; it lubricates its members, regulates the functioning of various systems and also lays the foundation for acquisition and storage of energy that the body requires.

 Do simplest forms of exercise                                                                                                                                     Exercise remains the best way of building muscle and other essential parts of your body. One secret that a lot of people miss here is that two persons may receive a similar supply of energy from the food they eat or from whatever source, but between them the one with a good body structure will be able to convert 90% of the energy to good use compared to 25% conversion by a poorly constituted body. How do you rate your body? Poorly formed or well-structured? That’s where exercise comes in. Exercise is not always going to the gym or jogging. Simplest form of exercise include walking instead of driving to the store, going on stairs rather than the escalator, chasing around your pet foolishly, or nipping your grass.

 Avoid senseless arguments                                                                                                                                                            Senseless arguments are debates that people engage in with the aim of winning at all costs. Such debates usually end up in quarrels or spats. They are high energy sappers. If you tell someone that a ripe papaya is yellow in colour and they insist a ripe papaya is orange in colour, what’s there to lose if you withdraw from the argument? Nothing, you still remain yourself. You save your energy that you’d have lost anyway; because the more you argue, the higher your adrenalin rises, and the more the energy drains out of your body.


Avoid too much worrying                                                                                                                                      Worrying has to do with thinking over problems or things that seem to go wrong in your life. Whereas we can’t avoid thinking about those things, we can minimize the effect of worrying by engaging on activities that take away much of our peace thinking about them. Just polishing your shoes, or singing along your favourite song on video can go a long way in taking your mind away from the gloomy moments of your day. Meditation is also very helpful. We’ll dedicate some time to meditation later. But it’s important to avoid worrying as much as we can because it does not only lead to stress and anxiety, but it saps out quite much of our energy.


We’re done for today.

Now I expect TWO things from you now.                                                                                                                                                                                                    One – take more caution on building and preserving your energy while avoiding (unnecessary) waste of your energy in case you’ve not been. Your energy is your precious asset.

Two – share with us what you do to build your energy and maintain your reserves.


And, keep highly MOTIVATIONalized, Today, Forever!

Thanks, and Enjoy. LOVE You!

Dennis Salane



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