Is it just me, or do we wake up tired and go to sleep tired as moms?
No, I know it’s not just me…I’m pretty sure all of the moms I see look just like me..exhausted. “This is just my face now”
So how do you go about getting more energy as a mom who seemingly has no more hours in the day to get that to do list completed? You know…the laundry list of housework, kids homework, bath time, bedtime and more.
I wish sometimes I could just cuddle in bed, put on some Netflix and ignore the house that seemingly exploded since the last time you cleaned it up (like an hr ago..) BUT there just isn’t time for this. There is always so much that needs to get done.
So if you’re like me, and need a little energy boost, here is how you can get it.
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Tips For More Energy To Ditch The Tiredness
1. Get Enough Sleep
Well, that might be an obvious one, and not always easy as a mother. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t try to have a decent sleep at night. If you create a good bedtime routine for your children and even a stress-free morning routine for your busy mornings, a good nights sleep can be achieved.
Now if only I could guarantee your child will sleep the whole night, or won’t come into your bed and kick you so you’re half-awake for most of the night….that would make things easier. But you can try to achieve more sleep by creating efficient systems and routines.
2. Energize With Exercise
As counter-intuitive as it seems to get energy by using energy, this actually isn’t the case.
When you get moving, you get the oxygen in your system to flow, which in turn leaves you feeling energized and refreshed.
In my house, a good old fashioned power clean always wake me up!
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3. Start Your Day Off Right
A well-balanced diet, in general, will provide your body with the right kind of energy so you can keep up with the business of mom life. If you take that balanced diet and only apply it to breakfast
Starting your day off with a breakfast that provides your body with vitamins and minerals, will help you fight off fatigue throughout the day. Try to go for a meal that is packed with protein. A good example is whole grain toast with peanut butter or avocado.
4. Drink Lots Of Water
Did you know that not drinking enough water can drain all of your energy? Your body needs water to survive, but it also needs water to thrive. If you have trouble drinking plain water, try to get hydrated with natural fruit juices or even carbonated water.
You don’t have to follow the 8 glasses of water per day rule either, you just need to listen to your body and provide enough hydration to keep your energy up.
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5. Belly Laughs Are A Must
Laughter really is the best medicine. When you laugh you boost your immune system, boost your mood and even dimish pain.
I don’t know about you, but my children are always making me laugh. If you need some good shows to make you laugh, I highly suggest picking up an Adam Sandler comedy on Netflix!
6. Light Up Your Life
The simple act of opening the curtains can immediately help energize you. In the wintertime when it is dark and dreary outside for more hours of the day than not, you can drift off into tired, cranky mom mode pretty quickly.
Letting as much light into the room you are in will help you overcome the challenge of fatigue. Spend some time playing outside with the kids in the backyard in the summer months and play indoor activities near a window on the days you can’t go outside.
enjoy these tips for getting a little more energy into your busy life. As mothers, it can seem impossible to ever catch up on sleep and boost our energy levels, but these small steps can help you get that energy with minimal effort.
Be sure to drink water, eat well and sleep as much as possible at night time.