When I talk to my Mom Friends I repeatedly hear comments like, “I’m always so tired.” and “I don’t have any energy.” or “I wish I could bottle up some of my kid’s energy and use it for myself!” I was like that for a while, too, so I went on a mission to figure out how tired moms can get more energy… naturally. I want to pass on some tips that can help you get energy fast! You can have as much energy as your kids, and you don’t have to drink caffeine or take anything to do it. Just take care of yourself!
3 Ways to Create Energy Within Yourself
1. Get Some Sun:
Believe it or not, even though I live in Texas, I’ve been sun-deprived. I don’t know about you, but when the temps range in the 100s, I’m not really gung-ho about getting outdoors.
Unless I’m intentional about getting 30 minutes of sun 3-4 times a week – not happening! When I read the symptoms of lack of sunlight, I knew I had to get in it.
The Sun is the Source of ALL Energy!! Including yours…
Just a Few More of the Benefits of Sunlight:
1. Improves bone health
2. Improves brain function
3. Decreases mild depression
4. Improves sleep quality
5. Helps produce Vitamin D
There’s just no way around this one. You have to move your body. It takes a movement to create energy. I know it’s hard to think about when you’re already a tired mom. Focus on the benefits! MORE Energy.
30 minutes of moderate movement fights fatigue, releases endorphins and picks up your energy for the rest of the day. It can be so hard, but it is so worth it!
You just have to be intentional. Get creative. Plan 30 minutes of high energy activity. There are many ways tired moms can get more energy through activity. Play with the kids in the back yard, at the pool, chase them around the house or turn on some music and dance around using all body parts!
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I’m in my 5th year of motherhood, and I just got intentional about the movement this year. I can’t believe I waited this long. It’s made such a difference in my mood and energy! I encourage you to fit it in. You owe it to yourself❤❤
This seems like a given, but the only time you may have to yourself is after the kids go to sleep. If you have a lot to catch up on, you can easily look up and be in the A.Ms… If your someone who doesn’t have energy, make a promise to yourself that you’re going to get an hour more of sleep a night. Keep that promise for a week. When you see the difference in energy and mood, it’s hard to go back.
Stay on scheduled bedtime. No matter what you’ve been told. Unless you are The Rock, you need between 7-9 hours of sleep. Find your sweet spot that gets you functioning to who you want to be.
One more thing, I recently heard if you sleep well during the week but stay up late and sleep in on weekends you are doing your health so much harm. (I was guilty!) It’s called “social jet lag” and it’s serious. It is linked to lots of fatigue, heart disease, and bad moods!
Call to Action
I’m not going to go into food and energy because that’s a whole nother blog post, but I will share something that was life-changing for me. I listened to this podcast, and now I try to follow what Kelly suggests. The keeping your blood sugar in check part caught my attention, and I’m now a believer!
Also, it goes without saying that self-care will boost your energy and put a pep in your step. I know it’s cliche’, but there’s a reason. Self-care has so many benefits including the fact that tired moms can get more energy with self-care. Because self-care is a MUST in order to be a thriving mom, get a plan. Then, get that plan on your calendar.
Related Article: How Tired Moms Can Get Started With Self-Care
If you’re doing all these things and you still have no energy, talk to your doctor.
How do you want your kids to remember you? Energy has so much influence on the success of your day. Take action to generate as much energy as possible.
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Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours! Remember to have fun, laugh and give God the glory! I love you! SS