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How To Stay Energized

July 23, 2015

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Wake up, drive the kids, go to work, pick up kids, make dinner, play with kids, clean the house, go to bed, repeat. Life can be exhausting! Keeping up enough energy to make it through the day is something everyone has struggled with at one point. Some people get their energy crash earlier then others, some not until late in the day, and some don’t get one at all! So why is it that you get this crash? Well i’m no doctor so i honestly have no idea, BUT  i did come up with a few helpful tips that help me get my day going, and keep it going!

1. Wake up at the same time everyday:images (4)

Now this one i am definitely guilty of. My work schedule tends to vary so i never get up at the same time every day. When my sleep schedule is off, i can feel the difference in my energy and how i feel that day. Getting in a routine of sleep is a great way to keep your energy up. You know that your getting enough sleep each night and you can wake up feeling refreshed! If you already have a fixed schedule, great! You’re one step ahead of me and one step ahead of getting more energy!

2.  The most important meal of the day

Hopefully you said breakfast. Breakfast is the first meal that goes into your body so it’s important that it’s a good one! Eating a protein filled breakfast is an easy way to get your extra morning boost! I love drinking a protein smoothie, or eggs are always a good choice. Check out our Tuesday posts for ideas of healthy options 😉

images (2)3. Hydrate!

Water is your best friend, especially in the summer time! Keeping a water bottle with you at all times is the best way to keep hydrated. Even if i’m not thirsty i find myself sipping on it throughout the day just because it’s there. Make it a daily goal to drink AT LEAST two water bottles a day. Instead of a ordering a soda when out to eat, just drink water. It’s an easy substitution to make and it saves you a couple bucks!

4. Work it out

Hit the gym and get that booty workin’! Get the blood flowing and your body images (3)moving! If you start to feel drowsy and have the extra time, try working out! Getting your body up and around will help wake you up. Adding a daily workout to your routine might be what you need to switch up your day.

5. Naps ARE okay!!!!!!

If after these simple changes you’re still not feeling totally energized, it is okay to take a quick nap. Emphasis on the “quick”. Laying down and reading a book or closing your eyes for 25 minuets is not saying your lazy and sluggish. Resting your eyes for a few minuets might just be what you need to get you through the rest of your day. Just be sure not to fall into the 3 hour sleep coma i am sometimes guilty of….

Let us know if any of these tips helped you! Or share with us what you like to do to keep up your energy!

-Stay Smashing 🙂 

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