As a busy mum myself, I know what it’s like to suffer from low energy. And I also know that this can impact our everyday lives. That is the reason why I came up with the 4 energy-boosting tips for busy mothers.
Low energy can make it extremely difficult to get through the day. And we all know that mothers have a long list of tasks that need to be done. Many of us focus on our weight as an indicator of our health. But I believe that our energy levels are the true marker of good health.
After having my two children only 20 months apart, I found myself feeling low on energy and exhausted most days. Feelings of not being able to cope started to creep in and adrenal fatigue became my reality. I did my best to avoid visiting the doctors. I went down the path of naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncture and live blood analysis.
I’ve had the support of varying natural health care practitioners. In addition, I also have my own changes to diet, fitness, and lifestyle. Because of that, I was able to turn my fatigue into wellness. I managed to avoid the very real possibility of anti-depressants (yes that was my GP’s suggestion).
Over the years, these changes to my lifestyle literally changed my life. And I know that they can help you too. As a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I want you to know that you too can do it. You can experience increased energy so that you can live your life with more passion, motivation, and happiness.
4 Energy Boosting Tips For Busy Mothers
Living an active lifestyle will change not only your wellbeing and your waistline, it will improve your energy levels too. The more we move and are active, the more we will boost our energy. Being active doesn’t have to be a chore and nor does it need to take up hours of your time.
Find the things you love to do and do them as your exercise. It will help keep you motivated and likely to actually do it. Riding bikes, bouncing on a trampoline, kicking a football and dancing are all forms of exercise. You will get more benefits from movement when it is performed consistently. Have different activities throughout the day. That’s better than a one-hour workout in the morning and then sitting the rest of the day. If you do sit for long periods of time, try to move for 3-5 minutes every hour. Walk around, run up and down some stairs, go and fill your drink bottle.
Restorative sleep is essential to our wellbeing, energy and, well, life really. The restore, repair and replenish that occurs while we sleep ensures that bodily functions such as detoxification, hormone balancing and digestion are all able to occur . The average adult needs between 7-9 hours of sleep each night, but the majority of people aren’t getting anywhere near enough and certainly not enough restorative sleep. Many of my clients complain of waking up feeling just as exhausted as they did when they went to sleep and this alone is slightly concerning. A few simple tips that may help with poor sleep quality are reducing screen time at night, going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, avoiding or completely eliminating alcohol and caffeine and creating a bedtime routine for yourself, just as you likely do for your children.