“Treasure Trove of Information”

For in much wisdom is much grief,
and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 NKJV

Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wow, another week has started and I am delighted you can drop by. 

Welcome to my vault, hope you had a good weekend? For me?…

It is another Monday, there is a desirable treasure that when found at a great price, you will hide it and then sell all you have just so you can have it. Is it worth it? Absolutely!

Come let us sit and talk. This is not a surprise, my weekend was a walking one shocker! I know:

It has been a while since I saw the Tower Bridge open so yesterday was a perfect afternoon to see it open again. 

I am now fully vaccinated before the madness starts today, 
God is great 
What perfect timing!
Well today, from my perspective
It is leap of faith 
we are all jumping into the pull of water and 
trusting in God to help us in this next phrase of madness

What profit can we have hiding away?
One generation will pass away and another generation comes
The earth will abide forever
The sun will rise and the sun will go down

This is our generation and we have to face the music 
The dance starts today 
The true dance 

We need to face this and see what can be done
We are battling not only a virus but 
A change in climate

Madness, I tell you 
Are we all mad enough to see the true 
Are we all mad enough to do something about it 

Our generation will leave 
What do we want the next generation to face 
We all need to work as a team 

Life is a marathon, not a sprint. It is always good to slow down and find that pace than jumping into something that will get you crashed.

In life we need to recognise and protect our assets.

I could go on, but I will put the break on and talk about something else.

Thirst according to the dictionary is a feeling of needing or wanting to drink something.

Thirst- can you recognise thirst from hunger. 

Most people confuse thirst with hunger. It can be hard to recognise whether it is really food or water your body needs. Both thirst and hunger signals are controlled in the same area of the brain.

The same goes with habitual ways of eating can also override the ability to distinguish between true hunger and just eating for the sake of it. Which can lead to confusion. Is it hungry or just eating out of habit which consequently makes it difficult to recognise when you are satiated.

One way to know the difference is 

Next time you are feeling hunger or peckish, drink a glass of water and wait 10 minutes to see if you are still hungry

Try eating only when hungry and that might sound simple but can be difficult if you have forgotten exactly what a hunger stimulus feels like

Eating for hunger is a boring exercise alone to just refuel hence why it is so good to stop.

How to get into the habit of eating when hungry?

It is  a very simple act of stopping, pausing to give yourself a minute’s thinking time to reflect and ask why you want to eat?

Create a space and be gracious to yourself for it is not as easy as it sounds. 

Look after yourself

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration and the recommended (UK government) is 6 to 8 glasses a day in addition to the fluids you get from the food eaten daily.

Also note that: All non-alcoholic drinks count BUT water, lower fat milk and lower sugar drinks including tea and coffee are healthier choices.

Try to avoid sugary soft and fizzy drinks as they are not only high in calories but bad for your teeth. 

Remember to drink more fluids during hot weather or while exercising.

Also it is your body and if you don’t take care of it then who will.

Thank you for stopping by it means a lot to me.

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV

“Treasure trove of information”

God passionately watches over His deep reservoir of revelation-knowledge, 
but He subverts the lies of those who perverts the truth.
Proverbs 22:12

Another Monday, there is a desirable treasure that when found at a great price, you will hide it and then sell all you have just so you can have it. Is it worth it? Absolutely!

Come let us walk and talk because we need to use some of the energy, I have eaten a lot this weekend. There is a point to my madness, keep up and let us walk slow or fast but let us use the energy. And heads up, this is information only and should not be used as advice.

So my topic is about energy:

Energy we all need it: We use it everyday. Anything which is able to perform work has energy and by definition Energy is the capacity to do work. 

Where does the energy come from?

Our body processes energy that is determined by the food intake and how much levels of activity are done will give the output. It is simply like a budget, the money we spend and whatever is left off is the fat stored. 

Body Mass Index (BMI) is simply the weight in KG divided by the squares of your height in meters.

The brain needs more energy than anything else. If the brain doesn’t get the proper energy that it needs, that is when we become fatigued. 

The food we eat plays a big part in the energy we burn out.

To function properly our brain needs the right amount and right nutrients throughout the day.

Some foods that helps the brain active and the body:

One of the most important is WATER: The brain is made up of 80% water and the body weight is water which is made up of 60% and is needed to keep our organs functioning. 

It is very important to stay hydrated all day and starting with the first thing you drink in the morning. Dehydration leads to fatigue, slower reaction, dry mouth, lips and eyes; feeling thirsty. It makes your thinking slow down and not as sharp as you want when you are dehydrated.

The body also uses water to transport nutrients and oxygen around the body and it helps to maintain the core body temperature. It keeps the skin plump and elastic. 

Eggs: I love eggs and they have so many nutrients for the body and also for the brain. They help memory improving and brain boosting. Good source for protein, B12, vitamin D (get some)

Walnuts: it looks like the brain so that is one way of remembering which nuts is good for the brain. They are unsaturated fat. Good source of Biotin, although nutritious may also mean very high calorie depending on the portions and what is eaten with it.

Avocados: Good source of fats and contains monounsaturated fats that are good for the heart, fibre to help regulate blood sugar, plus vitamin K, E, and C, B vitamins and potassium. 

Blueberry: High in antioxidants and vitamin C

Sleep is also very important so is the diet we eat to maintain a healthy and productive routine and that includes sleeping. 

What can make us not keep up with our intentions is fatigue. The energy we use if not replenish will run out. 

So the brain and physical body are working overtime consciously and unconsciously driving our actions. If we are constantly working and not resting then we don’t have the motivation to carry on, it comes to a point when our unconscious will take control and switch off and that becomes a burnout. No one wants to be at that stage.

It is a battery and needs to be charge.

“ You see, when you give your body the best possible fuel, you have more energy, you are stronger, you think more quickly” ~ Michelle Obama.

Imagine your phone, you use it and behind the scene it is also working even if you are not on it. It brings all the notifications so when you ready it is accessible. And this is our brain is tirelessly working with no complaints. The phone dies, well now you panic especially if you are out and about and need it at the moment in time. What do you do?

The brain needs rest, the body needs rest. If it works overtime all the time then it will run out of battery. 

We all need to switch off everyday, for “it is good” my paraphrase favorite quote from the Book of Genesis. 

Ways to to keep the energy in balance: 

Avoid burnout: 

Like the battery, keep it charged daily by resting. Taking time off to just relax and not think of anything.

Switch off, I like my phone which is always my point of reference. The manufacturer says it is good to switch off the phone, I mean let the battery die and that keeps the battery life longer. It is true, if we constantly plug the phone to charge and not allow it to just die, then we find we need a new charge quicker than intended.

The human is not a phone or electronic so avoid draining the battery at all cost 

Always keep reserves daily for it is good. Because when it is drained the consequences are high and costly.

How do we avoid it?

Nurture your relationships:

Keep the people around with you at all times, not only when you need something. They do help when you need them but it needs to be reciprocal.

In conclusion and my humble opinion of the Human Battery:

Keep it plugged in: keep that energy flowing in, having the right energy in and out.

Stay positive: get your thinking hats on, be creative and allow some spontaneous activity to yourself

Switch off – rest and sleep, play games, be a child I mean let your inner child out 

Never let it drain – get help if you are below 50% energy and in need.

YOU are never alone, even when you think so. Whatever you go through, someone else has or is.

Energy in = energy out ideally any extras are stored or dispense

Thank you for stopping by it means a lot to me.

Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂
We cannot control what happens around us, 
but we can control our responses.
Be bless and know that the Lord loves you

©Hannah M Vandi.

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
'However, 
I consider my life worth nothing to me; 
my only aim is to finish the race and 
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given 
me—the task of testifying to the 
good news of God’s grace. '
Acts 20:24 NIV