Keeping up with a toddler is exhausting. If staying home with your little one leaves you feeling tired, here are some tips that may help increase your energy:
First, make sure that you’re getting plenty of rest. If you’re sleepy after you put your toddler to bed, hit the hay early. Also, take advantage of nap time by taking a power nap if you need to while your little one is resting. If you have trouble sleeping, just laying down and closing your eyes for a few minutes can help you feel more energized.
Second, many moms rely on caffeine to make it through the day. Don’t be embarrassed. Some moms need it to survive and are grouchy monsters without it. Most doctors agree that two cups of coffee or green tea can actually be beneficial. Many studies have found that coffee can reduce high blood pressure and lower one’s chances of developing diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Visit http://www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/health-benefits-coffee-1522/ to learn about other health benefits you can receive by downing a cup of java. If coffee isn’t your thing, try green tea. There are also many benefits to drinking green tea including fighting off allergens and infections, lowering your risks of cancer and helping to prevent acne. Visit http://www.nutritionalsupplementshq.com/green-tea-benefits/ to see a complete list of green tea benefits. So, if you need a boost, brew your own coffee or tea at home or head to the nearest Memphis Starbucks. There are plenty of them. Visit http://www.google.com/#q=memphis+starbucks+locations&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=univ&tbm=plcs&tbo=u&ei=X3GDTsPHMM-4twfCyYjsAQ&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CEQQtQMwAA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=11619f4560c8651f&biw=1680&bih=859 to see a list of Starbucks coffee shops in Memphis.
Furthermore, making the most of your downtime can really help energize you. So, if you aren’t tired while your little one is napping or sleeping at night, watch a favorite television show, play Angry Birds (if it doesn’t frustrate you too much), or listen to your favorite tunes on your iPod. Do you feel like trying a new Japanese restaurant? Have a night out on the town in Memphis with your sweetie or girlfriends. Doing something that relaxes you can give you a boost, so that you’re ready to tackle another eventful day of chasing after your munchkin.
In addition, eating foods that are high in calories and sugar but low in protein can really drain you. Instead, opt for snacks that are low in fat, but high in protein like Greek yogurt, nuts or peanut butter on a piece of whole wheat toast.
Staying home with your child takes a lot out of you but is also rewarding. Hopefully, these tips will help you if your energy level needs boosting, so that you won’t miss out on those special moments with your tot.