I have learned a lot from witnessing the condition of my mind and my energy level each morning as I go to meditation. In particular, it’s often easy to see the effects of what I ate and how much I worried the day before.
When I eat too much or too many sugary foods, I feel lethargic and my mind is scattered the next morning. When I experience a lot of anxiety or get stressed out in my work, my sleep is less restful and my mind is agitated.
This experience makes it easy for me to be more mindful of what I consume and what thoughts and feelings I allow my mind to dwell on. When I am able to eat in ways that genuinely nourish my system and keep my mind full of gratitude and positive thinking, I find myself full of energy and naturally cheerful.