Sunday, April 28, 2019

Tips For Staying Energized for the Busy Mom's

Let's face it, being a mom is exhausting. For me personally: Working full time, owning my own small business on the side, doctors appointments, extra curricular activities, school functions, sicknesses, making full meals, house chores, grocery shopping, garden keeping, mowing the lawn, home repairs {I'm a single mom on top if it so I get ALL the duties}. Us mom's do it all. Thankfully there are a few things I incorporate in my lifestyle that I believe help me power through every single day and I wanted to share those with you. It's funny because I get this ALOT. "Kelly, I wish I had your energy" "Kelly how do you do it all?" Here we go:

1. Sleep
This one is KEY for me, I am one of those people who need a full 8 hours of sleep. Having a set schedule M-F with the same time to turn off the lights. As tempting as it is to stay up late, my lights go off at 9:00 p.m. on weekdays. Something I have found that helps in aiding a decent nights sleep is meditation before bed, reading a book and turning off electronics, a hot bath and CBD oil helps me relax and slow down my mind and prepares me for a good nights rest.

2. Eating the right foods.
What you put in your body FUELS the body, so if you filling it with sugars, candies and crap you will burn out. I try and make sure for my breakfast every morning I eat some type of fruit followed by a protein bar etc. Then for lunch I tend to eat salads, with all kinds of veggies this helps fuel my body in a positive way. Don't get me wrong I don't eat health all the time and often I fail, but I try and put a effort into the foods I buy and consume. I do try to stay clear of foods that won't naturally boost my energy levels. Plus if you eat healthy, that means your kiddos get those benefits as well.

3. Coffee.
Yep I said it. I'm sure some of you have a found a healthier way to gain caffeine in your lives. BUT for me I would literally kelt over and die without it. Yep I said it. I need a few cups of Joe in the morning to assist in a jump kick to my day. Other wise I have a really hard time functioning and communicating and doing all the things.

4. Exercise // staying active
Yea I don't exercise. But staying active I do. I am constantly on the move, at work, at home. Little do I actually sit and binge watch Netflix {well yea depends on the show I guess}. I am always in movement like: working in my yard, mowing the grass, working the garden, going on trail walks with family, bike riding, doing some type of adventure with my son...

5. Essential Oils.
Yes I am a oily person and believe in the power of what some of these oils can provide. I wear oils almost every single day of my life. What kind? Doesn't matter, just make sure it is PURE. I use Doterra. Using oils such as Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange all have benefits of naturally boosting your energy levels. I actually wear my oils around my neck with a oil necklace diffuser that I make and sell in my Etsy shop here, super affordable and I wear mine weekly. Find one for you here.

6. Listen to uplifting tunes
Music makes all the difference and set a tone and mode wherever you are, I'm lucky to work in a place that plays amazing music and it helps with my energy levels. Same for when I'm cleaning house etc. playing music can boost how your feeling inside. Not saying to play some thrashed heavy metal music to get motivated {however that's ok too} but something with a upbeat and steadiness to it works for me. Nothing emotional, sad, deep. I'll save those thoughts for a rainy day.

I hope some of these tips helped in some small or large way for you, these 5 things help me on a day to basis. What do you mamas find that help you power through the day?

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