An interesting, challenging week trying to write this blog. Each time I sat down to write, a few words sputtered out onto the page and then…nothing. This morning in frustration, I finally asked the horses for their input. “Drink water,” that was their recommendation. “You are very dehydrated and your focus, creativity and abilities to efficiently retrieve information are suffering because of this.” It’s true, it’s summertime in Nova Scotia, last week it was 29 degrees celsius, this week the temperature has dipped down to 15 degrees celsius, it’s like October out there. With the definite chill in the brisk northerly wind, I’ve layered up in warm clothing, stretched to stay warmish and been consuming vast amounts of hot liquids. My intake of water has dropped along with the temperature.
So several glasses of water later, here I am writing! During a reading the horses often recommend that their humans drink more water. Here is why… Two thirds(about 75%) of the human body is made up of water. Drinking water activates the brain for
-efficient electrical and chemical action between the brain and the nervous system
-efficient storage and retrieval of information
-improves concentration and focus and alleviates mental fatigue
-heightens ability to move and participate
-improves mental and physical co-ordination
-releases stress, enhancing communication and social skills
All skills are improved by adequate hydration. Water intake is vital to our well being and in preparation for preforming, competing and in any time where possible stress is anticipated. So before you head out for a ride, are sitting at your desk working or are creating something wonderful, have a glass of water to hydrate! I am certainly grateful for the horses suggestion, after all the blog is written after a week of frustration, inability to create and lack of focus. Raise a glass or bottle of water to toast our wise friends the horses! Thanks!