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How to Get More Energy Part 2: Lose the Energy Drainers

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This is Part 2 in my Series on How to Get More Energy. Today’s topic is Lose the Energy Drainers. Before I go into all the ways you can get more energy I want to talk about what things we should get rid. We will start seeing our energy increase just by continually losing things that drain our energy. Obviously there are things we just can’t or don’t want to get rid of like being woke up throughout the night by a newborn, but there are other things we can remove or change.

This was a Live Presentation on this topic I did on Facebook, but the recap is down below it.

 

  1. Supermom-As a mom myself I know I have always overcommitted and put too much on my to do list. I want to be the best mom, wife, daughter, friend, and coach. But doing this takes a TON of energy and stress. You have got to learn to say NO to some things. If you don’t you will end up not having the energy to do what is most important to you. So if that volunteer work or extra project is going to leave you drained say no.
  2. Toxic People-You know those people, the ones always trying to bring you down. Delete them if possible, if not ignore and move on. Too much energy is wasted stressing over what they say, and what they do.
  3. There is no such thing as Perfect-No one is perfect! I’m the first to admit I don’t have it all together, I don’t know all the answers, and you know what? That is ok. Most other moms don’t have their shit together either. I posted a picture today that really hones in on my life: That moment when you realize this is your circus and those are your monkeys! Yep I have to admit I’ve led a circus for a number of years now. When you decide to be authentically you and not that “perfect” mom or woman it is actually a relief and a lot less stress! I loved that movie Bad Moms have you watched it? Of course I’m not having parties and stuff like was in the movie, but it just shows you are more stressed and lack energy the more you try to be perfect.

 

4. Stress-this is a biggie! When your body is under stress it is using a ton of energy fighting (or flighting) and over time this wears down your resistance and ability to overcome anything and everything thrown at you. Think about a baseball pitching machine. The balls are flying at you one by one, but the longer they come at you the more and more you will miss and get hit with. When the machine is sped up you might as well just lay down because you will get knocked down

5. Medications-Some medications lower your energy like antihistamines for allergies, antidepressants, pain relievers, and beta blockers. They can all leave you feeling tired, and even cause you to fall asleep.

6. Quit multi tasking! I can tell you I am the Queen of multi tasking! I used to brag about how many things I could do while driving (I know terrible mom!). Now I know that I was not multi tasking, but instead toggling back and forth between things and that was draining my mind of energy. Now instead I commit to having blocks of time for different tasks. I will set 30 minutes to an hour to a task and focus all to that task. This is tough I’m not going to lie! I am distracted in all sorts of ways like my Facebook notifications, and kids walking into the room or the dogs barking. So I’m still a work in progress myself. After that block of time I then take a 10 minute break. I get up move around, sometimes pick up a room or start a load of laundry (or fold one), get a drink of water, etc. Then I will start on another block of time. I have alarms on my phone to remind me to get up and move every 50 minutes then I set another one for the 10 minute break. Try this or a way that will work for you, but you do need the breaks just as much as the focused blocks to get things done.

 

 

7. Caffeine is NOT the answer. Tomorrow I will be spending my whole video on caffeine and how it doesn’t help in the long run, some tips to take it’s place, and how to cut back easily without your family wanting to kill you!

So which energy drainer will you lose today? Comment below! If this has helped you I’m sure you have other friends this would benefit as well so please share this with them!

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