Prophylactic self-isolation for coffee, creation and inspiration. Day 121st.

You won’t believe me, but I believe myself. How a new attitude to COFFEE has changed me in a year (from July 2019):

Coffee lady in a coffee cup by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

coffee was romping with me as with a marionette puppet

Many times, many years I was trying to get rid of coffee consumption. My main reasons to do so were as following:

  • headache if not drinking coffee at certain time
  • severe headache if trying not to drink coffee for a whole day
  • irritability, nervousness and general coffee addiction: a cup of coffee should be there whatever is happening around
  • sensitivity to weather changes: I needed additional portion of coffee, because I was just falling down without energy before rain starts
  • all those snacks and cakes which are inseparable companions of a coffee cup
  • so much time during a day was constantly dedicated just for coffee drinking
  • my level of energy depended on the external factor – coffee, but not on me
  • consciousness. As I understood that coffee was romping with me as with a marionette puppet – I tried times and times to get rid of it, without a success (or with a temporary success:)), until I read somewhere on internet that:

coffee consumption suppresses creativity

That was a long story, but after 2 weeks of the body’s suffering… – I was free. And we create when we are free…

What has changed within a year without coffee:

  • I started to draw: painting class (before lock down), two online drawing courses, just drawing in a sketchbook for myself
  • tons of energy most of the time, even after workout or heavy physical load (like collecting 100 kg of plastic trash on a beach) : sometimes I feel like having the wings – many folds stronger and hardy than even in my teen-years
  • no headache AT ALL. Could you imagine A YEAR without a headache? Tell me if yes – it would be great to share experience!
  • Many years, I thought it was me, but it was a cup of coffee – that dizziness, nervousness and a manner I behaved was just a consequence of caffeine consumption, but not me. Now I feel my mind is much more calm and conscious
  • In my close-to-40, I started physical activity which requires lots of endurance – aerial dance classes
  • changes in weather do not control me anymore – it could be rainy weather, but there are no more feeling of falling down, being sleepy or loosing energy
  • lots of time saved and less cookies are eaten!
  • I stated to wake up early now, without an alarm!, (4:30-5:30 am every day!), so, obviously have more more time – no need to run and rush, all my time is mine. All your time could be yours too:)
  • I started my blog www.z-antenna. com!

Could you imagine A YEAR without coffee headache? Tell me if yes – it would be great to share experience!

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Prophylactic self-isolation for emo-C evaluation. Day 119th.

signing picture

Great way to stabilize a day. Great way to be OK

by Dr. A. Palatronis

Part 5 from X

About the balance between physical and emotional bodies

On the left:
Resting energy expenditure of organs
and tissues (1). “Other” consisted of adipose tissue, bone, skin, intestine and glands.
On the right:
Emotional needs to keep the body toned up.

Keeping physical and emotional bodies properly supplied with essential nutritious and “emotional”calories, contributes to a balance on physical and emotional levels.

As a result, it leads to self-satisfaction, better well-being and not overeating.

Well-feeling induces well-eating and one should work on it daily

Ingredients for Emotional diet (make it within the next 7 days)

ActivityWhat to do?DurationScore
DIYSoap, face cream, toothpaste making, furniture elements, natural garden sprays, compost, air freshener, candle making, waterfall aquarium,
room decor, DIY greenhouse!, clothing decoration, DIY using cement, cardboard, paper, etc.; hair hacks, inventions, ANYTHING!!!
1 h25
DIY means do-it-yourself. Activities to increase emotional stability and well-feeling

It is impossible” syndrome

Whatever I make is ugly! I do not want to continue, or even to try – better to buy…

I do not want to try – better to buy“,

– the inner fear says

“I do not want to buy – better to try”,

– the inner voice answers

In XXI century, we get used to consume, any factory-made product seems nice and well designed. The attempts to make something by yourself could lead to a great confusion and frustration, because the results seem awkward. That how the power of creation is taken away from us.

That is how the power of creation you convey to unknown hands…

I always remember the Egyptian proverb: “A beautiful thing is never perfect”

the process of creation gives a power, a power of well-feeling

Signing a picture. Inspire your friends to value their creation, make it real! July 2020

Just few examples of DIY:

  • Face/body cream – two ingredients, just know the technology how to make it
  • Chemically clean garden by making your own compost from vegetable peels
  • Need a toothpaste? The power to make it is within you!
  • What about to use 2-in-1 product for hygiene?: self-made deodorant, or air freshener?

P. S. Have not read about emo-C before? Here is the main info from my previous posts:

QuestionAnswer
What is emo-C in a daily-life?  Emo-C is the “emotional calories” to feed emotional body
Why to apply emo-C in an every-day life?  Emo-C allows to reach inner stability and well-feeling. When we feel well, peaceful and stable, – there is no need to overeat or crave for food
 Could be beneficial if overcoming difficult daily-life or challenging life situations
 Helps to reduce stress, actually it reduces unproductive and destructive stress feeling and leads to the proper responses and actions when needed
What should be done to ensure emo-C consumption?  Emotional calories are achieved by conducting specific activities within a day. These activities contribute to inner stability, peacefulness and well-feeling
How much scores per day?At least 100 scores are needed to ensure day’s intake of emotional calories
Activities to ensure “consumption” of emotional calories  These activities are graduated from very easy and taking just a few seconds to do, to some-how difficult, new, challenging, surprising and taking up to 0.5-1.0 hour
 Should be conducted regularly within all the day  
 Start from one activity, maintain it within a week and later add one more, any of those which seems for you good enough to try  
Main information about what is Emo-C and its benefits to daily well-feeling

You can find my previous about emo-C here:

References:

  1. McClave SA, Snider HL. Dissecting the energy needs of the body. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care. 2001;4(2):143-7

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Prophylactic self-isolation for emo-C evaluation. Day 112th.

Great way to stabilize a day. Great way to be OK

by Dr. A. Palatronis

Part 4 from X

About the balance between physical and emotional bodies

On the left:
Resting energy expenditure of organs
and tissues (1). “Other” consisted of adipose tissue, bone, skin, intestine and glands.
On the right:
Emotional needs to keep the body toned up.

Keeping physical and emotional bodies properly supplied with essential nutritious and “emotional”calories, contributes to a balance on physical and emotional levels.

As a result, it leads to self-satisfaction, better well-being and not overeating.

Well-feeling induces well-eating and one should work on it daily

New ingredient for Emotional diet (make it within the next 7 days)

ActivityWhat to do?DurationScore
Creative hobbyMake something by your own: painting; gardening; anything with a needle like: knitting, corner to corner crochet, cross stitch, quilting, macrame; origami, decoupage, calligraphy.
Important! Do not confuse with your daily activities and duties like ironing, cooking or car washing – it should be YOUR hobby, time for yourself
1 h25
Activities to increase emotional stability and well-feeling

It is impossible” syndrome

Whatever I make is ugly! I do not want to continue, better to buy…

In XXI century, we get used to consume, any factory-made product seems nice and well designed. The attempts to make something by yourself could lead to a great confusion and frustration, because the result could seem ugly and awkward. That how the power of creation is taken away from us. Do not give up! Continue, continue! “A beautiful thing is never perfect”, Egyptian proverb says.

That is how the power of creation you convey to unknown hands… But for what? and WHY?

I always remember the Egyptian proverb: “A beautiful thing is never perfect”, and let my drawing or sewing to be not perfect.

However, the process of creation gives a power, a power of well-feeling:) However, the beauty comes during a process of a creation:)

Just few examples of creative hobby:

Decoupage by Stine
Unique exemplar – the bicycle bag for fairy lady, mixed techniques, by AnKo
First drawings, but with passion! by Donatas San
Costume jewelry by p. Vitalija
Sewing from silk fabrics by A. Palatronis
Just trying new movements of brush, by A. Palatronis

P. S. Have not read about emo-C before? Here is the main info from my previous posts:

QuestionAnswer
What is emo-C in a daily-life?  Emo-C is the “emotional calories” to feed emotional body
Why to apply emo-C in an every-day life?  Emo-C allows to reach inner stability and well-feeling. When we feel well, peaceful and stable, – there is no need to overeat or crave for food
 Could be beneficial if overcoming difficult daily-life or challenging life situations
 Helps to reduce stress, actually it reduces unproductive and destructive stress feeling and leads to the proper responses and actions when needed
What should be done to ensure emo-C consumption?  Emotional calories are achieved by conducting specific activities within a day. These activities contribute to inner stability, peacefulness and well-feeling
How much scores per day?At least 100 scores are needed to ensure day’s intake of emotional calories
Activities to ensure “consumption” of emotional calories  These activities are graduated from very easy and taking just a few seconds to do, to some-how difficult, new, challenging, surprising and taking up to 0.5-1.0 hour
 Should be conducted regularly within all the day  
 Start from one activity, maintain it within a week and later add one more, any of those which seems for you good enough to try  

You can find my previous about emo-C here:

References:

  1. McClave SA, Snider HL. Dissecting the energy needs of the body. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care. 2001;4(2):143-7

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Prophylactic self-isolation for emo-C evaluation. Day 105th.

Great way to stabilize a day. Great way to be OK

by Dr. A. Palatronis

About the balance between physical and emotional bodies

On the left:
Resting energy expenditure of organs
and tissues (1). “Other” consisted of adipose tissue, bone, skin, intestine and glands.
On the right:
Emotional needs to keep the body toned up.

Keeping physical and emotional bodies properly supplied with essential nutritious and “emotional”calories, contributes to a balance on physical and emotional levels.

As a result, it leads to self-satisfaction, better well-being and not overeating.

Well-feeling induces well-eating and one should work on it daily

Part 3 from X

Primary, it supposed to be 4 parts totally, but as far as we going deeper into the topic, I see that it is endless, So there will be part 4, part 5, part 6, part X, etc., etc.

Overture

May 20, 2020

What is actually that emo-C?

As we know, basic amount of food calories is essential for the proper work of vital organs and a body as a whole. Only overdose of calories in food, but not its basic amount, plus non-dynamic life style lead to overweight, obesity and related diseases. So, basic amount of consumed food calories is a necessity for a living organism.

I decided to apply the same principle to the “emotional” body – basic amount of “emotional” calories should be essential for the proper work of mental stability and emotional well-being. Basic amount of “emotional” calories, emo-C, should be consumed, in other words, guaranteed by myself to be taken each day for emotional stability, which in its turn leads to not overeating.

These days, I see that emo-C could be actually applied not only for overeating issue, but also for THE DAY, for each day while dealing with the emotional aspect of the pandemic and changing LIFE.

More so, emo-C could be adapted to overcome individual psychological or life-challenging problems and difficulties, which may be similar or different for many of us.

Today’s ingredient for Emotional diet

ActivityWhat to do?DurationScore
Supta Baddha Konasana (yoga pose in the morning)Lean back on the bed, bend your knees, and bring
the souls of your feet together under your groin.
30 sec10
Supta Baddha Konasana (yoga pose in the evening)Lean back on the bed, bend your knees, and bring the souls of your feet together under your groin30 sec10
Activities to increase emotional stability and well-feeling

Supta Baddha Konasana

Image from wakefit.co

Supta Baddha Konasana (yoga pose) translates from Sanskrit as the “reclining goddess pose”. The pose which evoke you for calmer mind, fall asleep easy in the evening, better flexibility, and even stronger and more toned legs!

When practiced regularly, Supta Baddha Konasana loosens up the muscles and connective tissues that can get so tight and sore and lead to chronic pain.

Doing this pose in the evening, please remember that you mustn’t do it immediately after a meal. Yep, do not eat at night, guys:)

Here I found the short youtube video which explains the benefits and shows how to make this pose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYuGPtaSldU (Lie Like This for 30 Seconds Before Sleep, See What Happens by BRIGHT SIDE))

Contraindications and cautions. It may be contraindicated to practice this pose with knee conditions and during menstruation with excessive bleeding.

It is impossible” syndrome

In the morning I do not have time for exercises, I am in hurry to work. And in the evening too tired to do anything…”

Start doing it on Saturday, Sunday or your other free day – then will be no need to hurry. And in the evening just do it without thinking you are tired or not. Just let it be.

Do not give up! Continue, continue! 🙂

Just few examples of creative hobby:

And we will meet with the same topic after 7 days to continue! This is just a beginning!

References:

  1. McClave SA, Snider HL. Dissecting the energy needs of the body. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care. 2001;4(2):143-7

Read other posts about Emo-C! There are plenty of valuable information, and here is a continuation!:

Emo-C part 1

Emo-C part 2

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Prophylactic self-isolation for emo-C evaluation. Day 98th.

Great way to stabilize a day. Great way to be OK

Well-feeling induces well-eating and vice versa. One should work on it daily

by Dr. A. Palatronis

Part 2 from 4

Overture

May 17, 2020

Few months before lock-down in our country, when COVID-19 was still somewhere abroad and not intimidating, I was in my thoughts, deep thinking about the correlation between mood and food. You probably know that when we feel well and happy – we do not overeat.

How we measure extra portion of sweet delights

It is definitely possible to find a way to measure extra portion of sweet delights by calculating the calories, but…how to measure, control and provoke (when in lack) a dose of happiness and well-feeling? Good question, right? I found it is also measurable – and also in calories, but this time in emotional calories, I call it emo-C, emotional calories.

How to “eat” emotional calories for well-feeling?

According to my Emo-C theory, basic amount of “emotional” calories should be consumed daily to ensure emotional stability and overall well-feeling. It is like a game, but with no loss and no negative scores.

Specific activities contribute to the intake of “emotional” calories, and each specific activity has its score from 5 to 25. Score value depends on a difficulty, time spent and accessibility of the specific activity.

For example, I get 5 scores for the activity “mirror smile”, but I get 25 scores for the activity “Nature walking for 1 hour”. Subsequently, 2 hours of Nature walking would contribute to 50 scores. The goal is to obtain “basic amount of emotional calories” per day, which should contribute positively to emotional stability and mental health.

Ingredients for Emotional diet

Ingredients for Emotional diet (one-day menu, duration 7 days)

ActivityWhat to do?Duration, minScore
Morning exercise on a fresh airsports! yoga, running, aerobic, what ever you like and prefer3025
Morning exercise indoorsports! yoga, running, aerobic, what ever you like and prefer30 20
Board game with a family membersspend a dose of good time together to re-connect3025
Chill shower in the morningbefore dressing up, make a favor for your body and refresh it for a good day1-25
Warm shower in the eveningbefore going to bed, just let warm water to wash down the day info1-25
Nature observationwatching pets, plants, mountains, Moon, anything that is created by Nature and works according to its faultless rules3025
Helping Naturecleaning Nature territories from plastic and other garbage6025
Express helping Naturecleaning for the first time ever: take plastic trash which is on your way in Nature path and put it into a closest garbage bin (a bin which is not already full till the top with garbage, ok:))125
Activities to increase emotional stability and well-feeling

Nature observation is boring!

-It is just Nature, green or blue, what should I look for there? I am busy!

-Any Nature image is just an image. We get used to observe Nature from the screens, the images are professional and look cool there. However, what about real connection?

I have experienced all the beauty and energy of those shots which are presented here below. What about you? But sometimes I just make pictures and forget to make a real observation, looking with my eyes. The world from the screen seems to be more attractive, but it is just pixels and other electronics. Feel the difference while reveling in Nature breath!

25 emo-C scores for the first attempt to clean Nature!

Any body (mine, yours) is all around. As bigger you are in your mind horizons, as much you take care of yourself all around, all around Nature. By cleaning and taking care of Nature, we clean ourselves, our inner and outer shells.

Putting out garbage from water resources of Nature. Small lake in Europe, June 2020. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

If you have never bent to collect plastic garbage before – make it once, with a smile, and the emotional satisfaction of making this World better right here, right now, will come and cover with well-feeling and abundance.

It is impossible” syndrome

It is difficult to have a shower!

Yes, I know:) but it works wonders to feel great. SO, worth a try!

In the next posts on this topic, more and more advanced examples will be provided, so let’s keep in touch!

It is not necessary, and probably not possible, to complete all the above mentioned activities at once, during the first day. But keep going and see what happens in a week!

How to get emotional calories for well-feeling if that is so unusual and hard to achieve?

  • Set an alarm for an appropriate activity to be sure that the “consumption of the emotional calories” is full and completed
    • For example, if a duration of sport activity is 30 min – set an alarm for 30 min, one should concentrate all his/her attention to start doing it
  • Mark your mood changes and food preferences within a day in a written form (on a piece of paper, in a notebook, or making phone notes) while practicing the Emotional diet
  • Note that there are no scores with negative values
    • For example, if instead of Nature observation one has chosen to snack or surf on social media – no scores are taken away
  • We concentrate our mind only on positivity and growing inner stability
  • All the attempts should be concentrated on the accomplishment of the “emo-C” activities

And we will meet with the same topic after 7 days to continue! This is just a beginning!

Read the first post about Emo-C! There are plenty of valuable information, and here is a continuation!

First post (Part 1 from 4) about Emo-C: Prophylactic self-isolation for emo-C evaluation. Day 91st.

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