Morning, when we get up our energy level, are at their peak but after two hours we see a drop in our energy rate and we tend to get less active. Being active means being healthy, but we tend to get lazier to get active and fresh. It’s tougher for a mother to maintain a stress-free life. Maintaining family, doing house chores and her work life make her more tired and exhausted by the day.
I am a couch potato, I use to push my work for a later purpose and again blame that I am not able to make time for myself and end up getting irritated all time. Due to a lack of energy, I started taking supplements to support my body. Later I found a simple solution for all my problems. It was to be active and make time for myself and be a happy MOM.
Start your day with a Smile.
First thing first, as soon you get up don’t think of work. Set a beautiful smile and thank God for such a beautiful day. As a mom keep a habit of getting up an hour early than all family members. By doing this you can get time for yourself.
After we wake up from 7 to 8 hours of sleep our body needs water to make our organs to get functional and active. To start our day we usually stick to drink hot tea or coffee, we think these caffeinated drinks give us a kick start but we are doing it the wrong way. Caffeinated drinks on empty stomach on 8 hours gap tend to create high acidity which weakens our body.
To start our day, try two glass of plain warm water which acts as a cleansing agent and help in proper bowel moment. For a variation, we can add up half a teaspoon of honey and lemon which helps in weight loss and builds immunity as lemon is rich in Vitamin C . Try to follow this simple routine for a week’s time soon you will see the result.
Little Stretching Little Breathing.
Warm water helps us to awaken the internal body system, now let’s awaken our external body parts. It’s very important to do basic stretching and bending to move our muscles which was relaxed for 7 to 8 hours. Awaking of our internal body is important to keep mental peace. As a mom, it’s important to keep patience and have mental peace to handle a busy day. Daily keep a habit of doing meditation which gives energy and keeps you happy from inside.
By doing above all we try to channelize proper blood circulation to each part of the body. Keep a practice of basic stretching or basic pranayama which helps to activate our cells and tissues by getting the right amount of oxygen and blood for the proper function of the organs. A healthy mom is a happy mom, so keep this daily habit of doing basic exercise. If time permits go for a morning brisk walk which gives keeps you fit and fresh all day.
Read More: Health Benefits of Waking 30 minutes a day.
Eating Right Food.
Managing home and work is a tough job for a mom. So it’s better to eat the right food at the correct time. Food plays an important role as it gives energy but we have to maintain a balanced diet that is filled with the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. Keep a habit of eating more green leafy vegetable which is rich in iron and folic acid. Post-pregnancy lowers the level of calcium and iron intake which makes us weak and tired. So eat a lot of fruit and vegetables which keep energized all day.
We often feel more sleepy and lethargic after a heavy meal because our brain tends to get more blood supply which releases sleep hormones and tends to make us sleepy.
To avoid lethargy I suggest to have light meal in the morning filled with proteins, boiled vegetables or fruits which keeps us active during the day. Try to ditch caffeinated drinks and substitute with fruit juice or green tea.
Take a Break.
Find time for oneself is also important to be happy and to keep yourself active. I personally feel taking a break is no harm for a mom. Rather I personally take a 30-minute nap in the afternoon to give my body and mind rest. A lot of people suggested we should not sleep in the afternoon as makes you lazier. But the fact is it makes you fresh and active after a 30 minute Nap.
Keep Mind Happy.
Our Brain is such a powerful element in our body that controls the whole body system and even involuntarily makes us do things. So never ever let your brain decide what you want to do.
Take my example each night I decide to get up early and go for a walk for 40 minutes, but at that right time my brain puts me in a dilemma by deciding “It’s very cold outside why can’t I sleep for more 10 minutes”, and my walk ends there only.
Ignore petty talks and quarrels. These are the small things that eat out mental peace all day. To keep mind busy join some hobby classes where you can learn new things and be happy.
To make our mind strong, stop that psychological block saying “I can’t do ” to “I can do”, then see the difference. It’s initially tough but later it will be a habit. There is no harm to be active and happy it’s just we need to push ourselves to make some simple things like our daily habits. In fact, being active means being disease-free. Whenever our body says to get lazy just say no and try diverting your mind.