7 Natural Ways to Increase Your Energy & Get You Through the Day

7 Natural Ways to Increase Your Energy & Get You Through the Day
As a busy mom, it can be a challenge every day to get all the things done. With endless tasks to accomplish and little time for yourself, it's easy to feel drained and exhausted. However, there are natural ways to increase your energy and keep you going throughout the day. I definitely feel a difference when I am mindful about incorporating these things into my daily routine.

Here are seven tips to help you stay energized and focused that have helped me get through the busy days.

  1. Start your day with a nutritious breakfast: A healthy breakfast is key to fueling your body and mind for the day. Choose foods that are high in protein and fiber to keep you feeling full and energized. My favorite is yogurt, fresh fruit, and granola - the perfect balance of protein, fiber, healthy fats and healthy carbs.
  2. Drink plenty of water: Dehydration can lead to fatigue, so make sure you drink enough water throughout the day. A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces per day. Keep a water bottle handy and sip on it regularly.
  3. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help increase energy levels and reduce stress. Try to incorporate some form of exercise into your daily routine, even if it's just a quick walk around the block. Yoga is a great way to reduce stress and increase energy levels. You can try incorporating some simple poses into your morning routine, or take a class. We also love dance parties in our house - great way to get the kids moving too! 
  4. Choose healthy snacks and supplements as needed: Instead of reaching for sugary snacks, choose healthy snacks like fruits, nuts, and veggies. These foods will give you sustained energy without the crash. If you want a natural boost during your day, you can also grab an Oola shot. These have helped me stay productive and focused, without the jitters of coffee, and have all-natural ingredients that are good for my body.
  5. Take shorts breaks and get some sunshine: It's easy to get caught up in the demands of the day, but taking short breaks can help you recharge. Take a walk, do some stretching, or simply close your eyes and breathe deeply. Get outside when you can - spending time in natural light can also help regulate your body's sleep-wake cycle and boost your mood. 
  6. Laugh and have fun: Laughter is a great way to reduce stress and increase energy levels. Make time for fun activities with your family and friends to boost your mood and energy.
  7. Get enough sleep: As a busy mom, it can be hard to get enough sleep, but it's crucial for your energy levels. This one is hard for me, honestly, but I definitely feel more refreshed and ready to take on my day when I’ve had a good night of sleep. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night and establish a consistent sleep schedule. If you didn’t get enough sleep and you’re feeling really tired, you can also take a power nap. Aim for 20-30 minutes to help you feel refreshed.
By incorporating these natural energy-boosting tips into your daily routine, you can stay energized and focused throughout the day. Remember to take care of yourself and make self-care a priority, so you can honor yourself and be the best mom you can be.