How you feel today is very much a result of how you spent your yesterday.
Maybe you do this too. I wake up in the morning and the first thing is to stumble into the kitchen to get that first cup of coffee. Around lunch time grab my Diet Dr. Pepper, and finally, late afternoon coffee again before I head home.
I don’t like always feeling groggy in the morning and sluggish in the evening. I want to be that energetic mom for my kids. I want to feel refreshed.
I realize it’s my own fault, but you know the old saying, 'if mama ain’t nobody’s happy.' I need to take better care of myself. There is so much I want to accomplish. I want to raise my kids to love and serve God. I want us to make a difference as a family. How are we going to do that if we are always tired? Life never slows down. My pastor recently said, “the biggest lie you can ever tell yourself is that life will slow down after this.”
My mom emailed me an article that said, “How you feel today is very much a result of how you spent your yesterday.”
It’s not just for my kids that I want to be refreshed and energetic, I want to be that way too. Like you, I want to make a difference, but I have to be ready and alert for when the opportunity comes.
So to make tomorrow a better day, we have to have to impliment what they called, “a ritual of good healthy habits” today. I hate to give you another list but they make things easier.
Here is the stuff that you probably already know:
· Get more sleep
· No Caffeine after 3pm
· Eat smaller meals and drink mostly water throughout your day.
· Work out.
There were some new things that I saw:
· Eat a banana at breakfast. Researchers say you’ll increase your energy 20% for two hours straight because it stimulates muscles, nerves, and brain cells to function at their peak.
· Get into the light. When you have breakfast, open the windows or sit outside. It wakes you up and makes you more alert.
· Pop in a stick of peppermint gum instead of that afternoon coffee or soda. It boosts your alertness within 3 minutes.
Our family deserves us to be more energetic and refreshed, you deserve it, and God does too. Tell me how you can impliment this today for a better tomorrow.