Waking up tired in the morning is not a way that I usually want to start my day since I work from home. During the weeks I wake up early and get my kids ready for school, off to school and then come back for a full day of work until they get home. Once they are home it is time to make dinner, make sure their homework is done, spend some quality family time and then make sure the kids are getting ready for bed for the next day of fun. Being a mom requires ENERGY and sometimes a lot of it!
Here are FIVE ways to boost your energy in the morning!
#1 Eat your breakfast! While you probably have heard this your whole life, this statement is true. You need to eat your breakfast. Those that eat breakfast every morning are less tired than though who skip breakfast. What you eat will also effect how you sleep. Try to eat foods for breakfast that are high in fiber like oatmeal, yogurt parfait, whole grain pancakes or maybe even a chia smoothie!
#2 Get moving! Start your day with your own exercise routine. It doesn’t have to be strenuous! It can be simple as some love to start their day with some yoga. Exercise can be a natural energy booster so put on some music in the morning and get out those exercise DVDs. If you love to dance, dancing is also a good way to get in some extra exercise and burn calories too!
#3 Get some sunshine! Take a walk for a few minutes outside if it is a warm sunny day. The sun provides us with Vitamin D and is also a great mood enhancer which may help you get an energy boost at the same time. If you work from home, you should get at least 10 minutes of sunshine on most days!
#4 Get enough sleep! Lacking sleep can be a major energy drain so make sure you are getting enough sleep.Staying up late binge watching your shows will have an effect the next day. Your body and your brain need six to nine hours of sleep to restore good brain-cell functioning so sleep can be good. When you get a good night’s sleep, you will wake up refreshed and more energetic.
#5 Drink some coffee! Grabbing a cup of your favorite coffee in the morning might be an easy way to give yourself an energy boost. Coffee has caffeine which will help you become mentally alert which can help you get through your morning or day. If you love high quality espresso you will LOVE the flavored Gourmesso pods that are available in a variety of flavors! Drinking the same coffee everyday can get boring so I always keep a variety stocked in my pantry.
These are just five suggestions on how you can give yourself a boost of energy in the morning! Looking for more tips? Check out 25 Natural Energy Boosters That Just Might Change Your Life.