Do you wake up in the morning and are already exhausted thinking about everything going on that day? You wish you had more energy but just don’t think it’s possible when you have kids at home or have to work full time. We have 5 tips to help you have more energy!
5 Tips to Have More Energy
Sleep is Important – For those of us with kids, small kids for sure, sleep is at a premium at your house. I know that it’s not always realistic to get 8 hours of sleep every night when you have kids that get up early or even still have night wakings. The time that you do have to sleep, protect it. Make it important, getting quality sleep over quantity is really important. Here are a couple tips
- Set a bedtime for yourself, as much as you want to stay up to watch that last episode just don’t do it. The show will be there tomorrow and you’ll feel better in the morning.
- Don’t eat or drink caffeine too late, I know this is an obvious one but you may need to even cut out the caffeine in the afternoon so that you can fall and stay asleep.
- When you go to bed have your room completely dark, don’t sit on your phone and scroll through Facebook for an hour before you go to sleep. When you’re in bed, it’s time to wind down and sleep.
Drink More Water – One of the top reasons that people feel tired and fatigued is because they’re dehydrated. Water really is important to help you have more energy, drinking water is such a crucial. To be honest, I drank coffee and soda up until about a month ago. I wasn’t a big water drinker, but that changed when my Dad had his 27th stent put in his heart. Things had to change and soda was the first to go. Now, I drink lemon and cucumber water all day. I have so much more energy and I’ve actually lost weight too!
- When you think you’ve drank enough water, drink more!!
- Keep a water bottle full and with you all the time. Especially when you’re out, this will prevent you from stopping to grab a soda or other sugary drink
- Infuse your water if you dislike plain, it’s a great way to flavor your water naturally
Set Your Alarm (get up before your kids) – This one seems weird, right? Get up earlier to have more energy. Even if it’s just 15 minutes before your kids get up, have that ME time. It’s exhausting hitting the floor running every single day. Instead give yourself that time to wake up slowly, brew your coffee or read the paper. Your day is going to start of so much smoother and less crazy which means you’re not going to feel as drained later in the day. Trust me!
Head Outside – The sun, it can do magical things. Soaking up the rays does amazing things for your energy level. I know, in the dead of winter, it’s not always the easiest thing to do. Believe me I know, I’m in Iowa. But, bundle up and head out to walk the dog or enjoy a stroll around the block. Get out of the house and moving!
Get Moving – Make exercise a priority! That doesn’t mean you have to get crazy with it. But start walking every day, find a buddy so you can talk too. We can all find 20 minutes in our day to walk, do a few sit ups, push ups, etc. but just get moving!
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