My drug of choice is caffeine. My motivation is productivity. When I’m productive, I’m happy. When I’m not productive, I can’t enjoy my day as much. When I’m energized, I’m productive. This is where caffeine comes in.
I enjoy home made coffee with sugar and milk. I enjoy sparks, a somewhat natural energy drink that comes in the form of a powder. I enjoy my delicious Jamba Juice, Peanut butter Mood with a 3G Charger (120 milligrams of caffeine). I enjoy my large iced vanilla lattes. It’s not the taste I go for, with the exception of the peanut butter mood, it’s the feeling I get from taking whatever form of caffeine I’m consuming.
Although I love being productive, I do have a tendency of pushing myself. Sometimes, I go past exhaustion. So, today when I became extraordinarily tired, instead of making myself a spark or a cup of coffee, I took a nap.
I didn’t feel guilty about it. I listened to my body. I let myself rest, and I enjoyed it. When I woke up, I felt refreshed, and then continued my day of productivity.
My self-love action for the day was listening to my body and what it needed, and allowing it to have what it needed.
Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.