Calling all exhausted mamas! Life as a mom is full of joy, love, and endless adventures, but let's face it – it can also be downright exhausting. But fear not because today I'm going to share some holistic ways to boost your energy levels and help you thrive in the beautiful chaos of motherhood.
But first.. the answer to the question we are all asking ourselves
Why do I always feel tired as a mom?
The thing people don’t tell you about motherhood is that it’s not just the baby keeping you awake all night that causes you to be so tired.
Yes, as mothers we often don’t get enough sleep. However, it's much more than that. Motherhood is a 24/7 job. We’re usually on the go all day long, we have little control over our schedules and our minds are racing. We’re always looking out for danger to protect our little ones. It can feel like we’re kind of..wired for stress. And unfortunately, this stress has a huge impact on our energy levels day to day.
Thankfully, there are holistic ways to naturally boost your energy levels and balance your stress hormones, so you can be the mom you want to be.
Now, let's explore some other holistic ways you can naturally increase your energy levels as a mom:
How to Naturally Boost Your Energy:
I know, I know, it's easier said than done when you have a little one who seems to have a radar for sleep interruptions. But making sleep a priority is crucial for your energy levels. Create a bedtime routine for yourself, practice good sleep hygiene, and enlist your partner or a trusted friend or family member to help with nighttime duties.
Nourish Your Body
As moms, we often put everyone else's needs before our own. But remember, you can't pour from an empty cup. Fuel your body with nourishing foods that provide sustained energy, such as whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Don't forget to stay hydrated too – water is your best friend!
Move Your Body
Exercise might seem like the last thing you have time for, but trust me, it's worth it. Engaging in regular physical activity releases endorphins, boosts your mood, and increases your day to day energy levels. Find activities you enjoy, whether it's a brisk walk with the stroller, a dance class, or yoga.
It's okay to take breaks throughout the day, mama. Stepping away from the chaos for a few minutes can do wonders for your energy levels and mental clarity. Take a short walk outside, meditate, or simply sit in a quiet space and take a few deep breaths. Taking some time for yourself may feel "unproductive", but in reality, it will make you a happier and more present mom.
Delegate and Ask for Help
You can’t do it all on your own – and you shouldn’t. Don't be afraid to ask for help and delegate tasks to your partner, family members, or trusted friends. Building a support system is essential for maintaining your energy and well-being.
Self-care isn't selfish; it's necessary. Take time each day to do something that brings you joy and helps you recharge. Whether it's reading a book, enjoying a bubble bath, practicing mindfulness, or indulging in a hobby, prioritize activities that nourish your soul.
Add Adaptogens To Your Diet
When we are exposed to stress, whether it's physical or mental, our adrenal glands release stress hormones like cortisol. Over time, excessive stress can lead to low energy levels and burnout.
Mood contains well-known adaptogens like ashwagandha and maca that balance your stress hormones and increase your resistance to stress. It’s a small and easy way that you can support your energy levels and mental health.
Remember, mama, you are incredible, and you deserve to feel vibrant and energized. Incorporating these holistic strategies into your daily routine, along with the incredible support of Mood by Everydae, will help you reclaim your energy and thrive in the beautiful journey of motherhood. You've got this, supermom!