What Fuels You?

This week I’m doing a spring cleanse with my friend Liz over at Watertown Holistic Health. This cleanse is pretty easy as far as cleanses go; you get to actually eat a bit of whole grains and lots of veggies. But it does require that I remove caffeine, sugar and meat from my diet.

It’s cool so far! I’ve done this one before so I know what to expect.

Doing the cleanse does have me thinking about how I fuel my day.

I usually start my day off by having a few cups of coffee in the morning. I LOVE coffee. The stronger the better!  Now that I’m not having it I’m noticing that there is another reason for having the coffee. I think I need it to get stuff done.

Actually, I only need it to get certain things done, like detailed oriented tasks, and complicated writing. When I’m working with my clients or interacting with people, I feel the coffee get’s in the way. I’m not as able to be in my zone and connect with people.

The interesting thing is that I need the coffee to accomplish the things that I’m not good at and I don’t enjoy as much. I admit that details, book keeping, and marketing are not my strong suit, but I think I need to do these things and the only way to get through them is by inserting some kind of stimulant and pushing through.

It seems like I’m not the only one who does this. It reminds me of the slogan- America runs on Dunkin. This country is filled with people who are fueling up with caffeine in order to get through their day. This leads me to believe that there are a lot of people out there who are doing things they don’t love that aren’t their skill set and they need the extra help to get through it.

What does that say about us?

I think that I would rather be fueled by my passion and inspiration! I’d rather spend my day doing the things that I naturally have energy for like coaching, and writing.  I guess the question is- What’s stopping me from doing that?

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this. Please share them in the comments below.

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