I’m often asked where I get my energy from. Which is ironic as I haven’t always been someone with a lot of energy . Back in my 20’s I’d be falling asleep at my desk mid-afternoon.
However it’s since becoming a mother in my late 30’s I’ve definitely had an increase in energy after consciously implementing significant changes over time.
My business as an Arbonne brand ambassador* was a huge part of the nutritional changes and wellness journey, and my wanting to become a health coach. However there were other changes I made over time and they essentially consist of healthy habits for physical, mental and emotional energy – this trifecta is the key.
I also committed to 2-3 habits for each of these areas and stuck to small changes until they became habits and this made room for more new healthy habits that would give me my energy … it’s been a layering process.
These are some of the key habits:
- Change of perspective;
Instead of always saying “oh my word, these kids are exhausting”, I’ve changed my perspective to “how do I get some of that energy?” or “I’m going to jump and run with them!”. A simple change of perspective can have a profound effect on your energy levels.
- Movement and exercise;
We all know that we need exercise as humans because it’s what our bodies are designed to do. When we exercise or move it gives us energy. However it’s the motivation and distraction of life that stops the movement right? Even if I am struggling for time to exercise in a day I will do “double up” by cycling with my daughter to the shops or to the park. I get exercise and she gets an activity. Don’t get stuck in the word exercise and create a mental roadblock. All you have to do is move.
- Nutrition for energy;
This is a biggie no matter what our age. The food we put in our body fuels us. When we feed it too much and heavy, saturated and calorific foods – it takes a lot of energy and we can feel the slump. Manage your portion sizes and try and tune into your full and satisfied cues.
Top tip: If you can’t figure out if you’re hungry or not, drink a glass of water and wait 5-10mins. Our body sends us the same cue for hungry and thirsty… a quick drink of water should answer your question.
Pop onto my nutrition blog for a deeper dive into nutrition. Fill your life with good food that energises and that is generally the fresh, unprocessed food.
- Sleep and energy;
We need good and regular sleep which I know is generally easier said than done. But it really is the foundation of all things. There is a very small percentage of the population who is biologically able to get away with 7-8hours sleep. Blue light blocking glasses have helped me with the digital distractions 1hr before bed. Check out my sleep blog for more detail.
- Get into your flow;
You know that state where you forget about time. When you’re completely absorbed in what you’re doing. Find the things both in work and in play that get you into a state of flow. Whatever that is for you … for me it’s reading, gardening or cooking – but that might be connecting with a girlfriend for you or crafting. Whatever it is – commit to doing it regularly and notice the difference in your energy soar.
There are so many ways to boost our energy and I’ve aimed to give a variety to cover our mental, emotional and physical energy needs. Try a few and let me know how they make you feel. See how you can keep up and even put your kiddies to shame?
Ps: I have a secret weapon and those low energy days, my Arbonne Fizz sticks. They are my fave natural caffeine energy booster. I have mine warm in the morning as instead of coffee or for a kickstart afternoon. Contains antioxidants and a botanical blend of ginseng, B vitamins, CoQ10, and chromium, combined with caffeine naturally derived from guarana and green tea to help boost energy.
If you want more advice or assistance on how to manage your nutrition or to have better lifestyle habits as a busy mum
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