Good day mommies and mommies-to-be! If you are here looking for the answers on how to increase the capacity of your energy level, well, I think I might have the answer for you. Because no one told you that you will occasionally need to run around chasing your half-naked toddler in the supermarket – while knocking down a tray full of orange juice sample cups. Having kids of your own is a wonderful blessing and you might feel guilty complaining about how tiring it is to have kids. Do not worry, being a mother is hard – especially if you are a working mom. You must be scouring the world of internet – looking and searching for ways to be an effective parent and be on top of your game at work without falling asleep and drooling over important documents. So here goes – pay attention and absorb all you need like a sponge!

No. 1 Get enough sleep! (Even though it may be hard – 100% of the time)

I know, I know. Some of my readers would start to think, this is a joke, right? How do I get enough sleep when I am the first to wake and last to sleep, every single day! Trust me, according to sleepfoundation.org, adults need about 7-9 hours of sleep per night. It will be hard to get the full 7-9 hours sleep, but try to get at least 6 hours, tops. If you feel sleepy throughout the day, try to sneak in a quick 30 minutes to an hour nap. I could really make all the difference. It’s actually amazing what a good night’s sleep can do. If you get enough sleep, you’ll feel bright eyed and bushy-tailed and feel you can accomplish anything.

No. 2 Get movin’ movin’ and love to move it, move it

You might start to move the cursor towards the X of this article, please don’t leave me talking or writing to myself just yet. You probably be thinking, “Why would I wanna exercise when I’m already feeling tired?????” – here’s the thing, according to health.com exercise actually help you fight fatigue and boosts energy. When you’re feeling tired and you’ve been sitting down for a long period of time, try doing 10 jumping jacks and see how you feel afterwards. Any activity that gets your heart pumping for 10 minutes will boost the oxygen in your system making you feel more energetic. Instead of having a power nap, try going for a power walk and see your energy rise!

No.3 Don’t forget to breeeeeeeeeeaaathhe in and breeaaathe out

When I’m at work and I’m focused on something, I tend to take shallow, short breaths or sometimes I may forget to breathe all together. You can get an energy boost from deep breathing. Why does deep breathing boost our energy? Because the more oxygen you inhale means more energy. It’s a great way to breathe out stress and finally feel relaxed. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Then inhale deeply through your nose for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of seven, and exhale through your mouth for a count of eight. Repeat for a total of four breaths and feel more energized in no time.

No. 4 Never. Ever. Skip. Breakfast.

Always… always start your day off right with a healthy, energizing breakfast. You will always have time for breakfast! But, be aware of breakfast full of sugar and fat – so avoid sugary cereals and processed foods. Instead, go for a breakfast packed with protein, and a complex carb like a whole grain toasts, and rolled oats. This type of breakfast will help stabilizes your blood sugar and your energy. A breakfast consisting of a bowl of mixed fruits, buttered toast, boiled egg and ½ an avocado, you are set for an energizing day! But. If you have no time for breakfast at all, at all, wo worries, I got the solution for you. Shaklee Energizing Soy Protein (ESP) is the best and quick breakfast – fulfilling and a great energy booster. It does not contains high level of sugar that will not cause you a sugar crash! And in any case you are still breastfeeding your baby, this product is great in increasing the quantity of of your breastmilk.

So many benefits that will make your day. Just blend the protein powder with milk or water and ice for a cold and refreshing beverage. And to spruce it up, you can add your favourite fruit – strawberries, kiwi, kurma, etc. The possibilities are endless!

No. 5 Reach for water because your body depends on it!

Lack of water is one of the major cause of fatigue. Avoid sugary and caffeinated drinks and aim for 2L of water instead to stay hydrated. Why? Because our body constantly loses water through perspiration and urine, thus it is important to replace water loss by drinking water and replenishing our bodies with water. Like a flat and dry sponge, you will bloom and perk up as soon as a refreshing glass of water hits your parched lips.

No. 6 Eat smaller portions frequently instead of a feast 3 times a day!

I don’t know about you guys, but I get hungry every 3-4 hours. I used to reach for chocolate bars but now I try to make sure I have a healthy snack in my purse when the hunger strikes. I like to eat nuts or maybe a mandarin or dried fruit like mangoes. When I’m hungry, I’m distracted, uncomfortable and unable to focus.  Nutrition experts recommend to eat small amounts every 3-4 hours to keep your hunger at bay and to keep your energy at optimal levels. Another alternate would be keeping at arm’s reach, a bottle of ready-made Shaklee Cinch – a perfect and healthier alternate to unhealthy snacking. Shaklee Cinch will give you energy and control your weight while at it.

No. 7 Keep your iron in check!

If you’re constantly feeling fatigue and weak, you may be low in iron. Low iron is quite common in women of childbearing age due to heavy periods and pregnancy. Iron is so important because it aids the blood in absorbing energy-producing oxygen.

If you are always sluggish, you should increase your iron daily-intake through iron rich foods or try the Shaklee Vita-Lea Iron Formula supplement to make sure your body is provided with your body’s daily requirement of nutrients and vitamin.

No.8 Don’t be too serious, get some good laugh in!

Well, laughter is the best medicine. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress, and plus, it keeps you young too! It all sounds like a plus to me. Need a good laugh? Watch your favourite comedy movies or series, or have a good time with your girl friends over tea, coffee or wine! Have a good laugh and it will instantly boost your energy, and MOOD!

Well, here you go! Take these guidelines and put your own personality into it. Life is too short to live so seriously, so do your best to fulfil as much as you can! Breathe in free air, and eat healthy, move your body to keep it fit and healthy! Laugh and have a good time with your family and make time for your own personal guilty pleasures with your girl-friends too!

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