Sep 26 2011

Feel Energetic and Refreshed

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.

 

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9/26/2011 8:05:51 PM
Adina United States
Adina
Hi Amanda!

I heard you talking about this today when I was going to pick up my daughter from school. My first thought was, "she's got some great coaches in her life." My second thought was, "she's on the right track."

I spoke last month at a women's expo about the very stuff you were talking about. I encouraged the women to take a lesson from the noble wife in Proverbs 31 - for all her tasks, they fall into four main categories: for her heart, for her family, for productivity, and for others. The beautiful thing is, if we follow her example, the tasks themselves provide their own motivation. (Here's a link to my blog about it beforehand: unchainedcc.blogspot.com/.../...r-sustainable.html)

You are right - life never slows down. My marketing advisor would tell me to offer my services as a coach at this point, but I don't think you need them! (Don't get me wrong; I'd be honored!) You've got your priorities straight, you've got an incredible support network, and you've got a godly family with a lot of love - and you're inspiring an awful lot of moms (single and otherwise).

Thank you for sharing!!!
9/27/2011 9:36:40 AM
Richard Jessip Sr. United States
Richard Jessip Sr.
I'm a single/divorced (12 years). You women that are raising a family, working out of the house, in the house, etc. Wow. Yoke starts with one on one. Need your prayers. Homeless by choice. 30 days out 30 days back. What I see in Churches I attend, Are Women standing even stronger in their Faith than ever. Thank you and the rest of the K-Love team. Retired U.S. Navy.
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