Add More Energy into Your Life!
Have you ever wanted to have more energy, but weren’t sure how to get it? I am a mom and it is safe to say that I always need more energy. Now that I am “getting older” energy does not seem to come as easily as it once did. If you´re going to work without energy, then you should really learn how to prevent worker fatigue here so you can improve your productivity.
Parenthood gets busy with school schedules, work deadlines and extracurriculars. Life as a busy mom who also runs a business means a jam-packed day, EVERY day. But, as moms, we are so busy right? Whether you are running errands, cooking supper, making lunches or just trying to clean up the house there is always something that needs to be done. Check out these tips I’ve discovered, over the years, for adding feel good energy into my life. I am always in need of it and I’m sure there are lots of busy moms out there that feel the same way!
Bring on the Tips!
How do you get your feel good energy once you start to drag during the day? Since I work from home I’m able to jump up as needed to get a break or just relax for a few minutes. I say relax but I never do. I’m always at full force no matter the time of day. There is always something that needs to be done. I do love being able to go outside. It’s more work because I’m always doing something but it’s definitely a nice break from working indoors sitting at the computer.
1. Plan Ahead
If you plan for the unplanned, you’ll always be ready for whatever “surprise” life hits with you with. You can make lunches the night before, chop veggies and stock snacks in baggies or containers for easy grab and go. Get the kids involved and give them easy jobs to do. It not only gives them a sense of accomplishment, it helps them learn life lessons. When you’re preparing dinner, make it twice, make enough dinner on Monday for Tuesday and Wednesday. Small things can make HUGE differences to your everyday routine.
2. Workout first thing in the morning
This is something that I struggle, but I know it’s an important one. By waking up early, before everyone else, and getting my work out in—I seem to have more energy. Isn’t it crazy how something that requires energy gives you energy?
3. Try to get out of bed when your alarm goes off
Trust me, I know this is a hard one, but it makes sense. When you keep hitting snooze, your body keeps falling back into a shallow sleep. Get up and get your body moving. You won’t regret it. Challenge yourself to get moving when you get up in the morning.
4. Move around more often
If you work at a desk, make sure you get up and move around. You will easily get tired if you are sitting at a desk not moving around. Experts say to get up and move around every 60-90 minutes. You need to get your blood flowing as much as possible. If your job doesn’t allow you to get up and move, you should start taking a lot more potty breaks to help your blood flow. Don’t forget to stretch often!
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6. Get Some Fresh Air
I work in an office and behind a screen for most of the day. I try to take at least 20 minutes to an hour every day to get up, grab the dogs and take a walk. Even if it’s down the street to sit and people watch while sipping on a V8 +Energy®. Take deep breaths, read a book and then take a brisk walk to get the juices flowing. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference this can make to your day.
7. Catch Those Zzzz’s!
Experts say that we gyp ourselves of about 90 minutes of sleep a night, every night. In fact, we should be getting at least eight to nine hours at night. An easy way to remedy this is to add to your sleep a little bit each night. Go to bed a half hour earlier each night and soon enough, you’ll see that your body will be rested enough to wake up on its own. I tried this method and now I rarely ever need an alarm to wake!
Boost That Feel Good Energy.
So, on those days where I feel like I never have enough hours to get everything done and I am rushing out the door to get the kids to school and rushing back home to meet a deadline, I remember to try to do at least a couple if not all of the tips above. I hope you enjoy having more energy.
What is your go to energy tip?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Note: The advertised product may not be suitable for everyone. Read the label and follow directions for use for the advertised product. V8 +Energy® © 2016 Campbell Company of Canada.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.