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Do you ever find yourself struggling to get out of bed? Or do you find yourself watching the clock, because the day seems to be dragging? As you get older, it can feel like you never have energy. I should know. I have two active boys, a husband, a live-in grandfather, and a whole slew of animals. Having a high energy day can be a challenge even on the best days.
My body just doesn’t quite work like it used to. However, you don’t have to live your life this way. Here are some ways to make sure you are energized throughout the day.
Avoid The Snooze Button
First things first. When your alarm goes off, DO NOT hit the snooze button. You might be thinking, well, maybe just one or two times couldn’t hurt. But they can!
Falling back asleep, after you hit the snooze button, will cause you to begin a new sleep cycle. You most likely will not be able to complete it before that annoying alarm sounds again making you even more tired. It’s best to avoid this and just get out of bed on the first go around.
Have A Healthy Breakfast
Always be sure to start off your day with a healthy breakfast. I know you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You know, it’s a saying for a reason and not just all talk. Many people skip breakfast usually because they don’t have time in the morning (guilty!).
However, it is important to make time to eat. Breakfast will give your body the energy to get going for the day. Even if all you can manage is a whole grain bagel, a banana, and some vitamins as you run out the door. It’s a must!
Introducing Nature Made®
For my kids, I typically give them some cereal and a Nature Made® Kids First® Vitamin C gummy that I buy at Target for their breakfast.
While their cereal sometimes may not be all whole grain and super healthy, I can count on Nature Made® Kids First® Vitamins to counteract that. They are an easy way to get my kids to take healthy supplements.
Nature Made® Kids First® Vitamins taste great with all natural flavors yet have no preservatives and are gluten-free. Vitamin C helps support the immune system† which is something my kids desperately need attending public schools (germ breeding grounds).
Personally, I am not big on breakfast but I have learned it does help your gut to have a little something in the morning. For my breakfast, I usually have some sort of fiber bar and vitamins like Nature Made® Multi for Her Plus Omega-3 Gummies.
These vitamins are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, D3, and E, as well as key B vitamins (folic acid, biotin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12), and important minerals such as chromium and zinc. And if you didn’t know B vitamins support cellular energy production†!
Yes, PLEASE! I need all the energy I can get!!!!
This can be done at any point throughout your day. Your workout doesn’t have to be an exhausting, full-blown crying at the end workout. Even just a little exercise, is known to release endorphins in your body, which will help boost your attitude.
Happy people are generally more energetic and motivated to get things done. Of course, just walking too can help you boost your energy (and that’s super simple to do).
Avoid Screen Time
Some people have jobs that require them to look at a screen all day long like I do. But if you find yourself watching videos on your phone during lunch, or constantly checking out the latest updates on social media, you will be putting extra strain on your eyes. This is something that you most definitely do not need.
This can cause you to become more fatigued. So instead, make the most of your day. On breaks gets some sunshine and exercise instead. This will ramp up your energy instead of putting you into a coma.
Get Some Sunshine
Simply walking outside can help you have energy all day long. When it’s sunny outside, your body loves it! The sun helps wake up and enjoy the day and just plain gets you feeling better. It’s amazing what a little sun can do, so get outside NOW!
Eat Foods That Are Good For Your Body
This one is going to hurt a bit, but your diet does help to dictate how you feel. If you’re overloading your body with bad-for-you-carbs, then you won’t have energy. Feed your body some good stuff, so that you can have the energy to sustain you all day.
Your diet needs to be good most of the time for the tired feeling to go away. It’s okay to indulge occasionally, but be good to yourself. Your body will love you for it!
What helps keep your energy up? If you are really dragging, I suggest heading to Target and buying some Nature Made® products. It could be the boost you need!
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.