I was always super busy and always on the go before becoming a Mom. The busy after becoming a Mom and the stressors were all of a sudden completely different though. For instance, it is crazy how we can have a day planned out to a T but then have to add in forty-seven Mom call interruptions, bathroom runs, diaper changes, feeding breaks that are off the norm, clean ups in aisles 5, 7, & 9, and the list goes on!
We become robotic in nature just trying to keep up. Our energy levels become depleted.
Other sources that can literally be burning our energy without us knowing would be our physical, social, and mental functions.
Our mind is running nonstop after having kiddos. There are more worries all around, the to do list changes each year as they age, and we need to find a new type of balance. The work/momlife balance. If we cannot take time to nuture ourselves and create this balance, we will continue to let our minds run 24/7, depleting our valuable energy levels.
Physically if we have become robotic, we are already disconnected from the mind/body balance connection we need in order to sustain energy. Our bodies are not meant to run 24/7. Rest and sleep on a regular basis gives our body time to heal, nourish, and recover. And I am talking good rest. What is your sleep quality?
Socially we can pulled in different directions by different people including our own family members. People pleasing and making others happy before our own happiness can deplete energy levels very quickly.
Finding the courage to say "no" when something is going to cause a crinkle in your schedule is key. Finding the strength within to be able to stay strong when you do say "no" is also key.
You will need to learn to stand your ground and only do what is right and functional for you and your family. After all, you are the leader right? Good leaders need energy to stay strong.
How many things are you doing in a week that you don't actually even care to do? Or, how many things are you doing that cause you anxiety or that you just absolutely dread doing?
Here is a BIG energy user --> Storing old emotions you don't care to deal with or were never taught to deal with.
Emotions are stored in our organs... yes, I said organs. Our lungs are said to hold onto sadness and grief, our heart carries joy, the spleen stores worries, anger sits in the liver, and fear burrows in the kidneys.
Have you ever noticed when your are sad your chest feels heavy? Interesting right?
How would your body function if you pulled the emotions out of your organs? How do you think you would feel? I think most of us would maybe feel like pulling an elephant out of our stomach! At least that is how I felt after doing the framework I created to create balance and restore energy.
The point is, we are letting our valuable energy get depleting every single day. It isn't easy to recognize this because we are too busy to take the time to do so or don't even think that this could be the first step in holding on to precious energy.
The steps to get through this before even talking about natural ways to increase energy levels (I will save that for a different blog) are here -
1. Take an hour out of every day for the next two weeks to review your days, your mood, your energy levels, and note any patterns you see.
2. Once you see a pattern, find the root cause of why you are feeling depleted at that time. It could very well be you aren't exercising, hydrating, or eating healthy enough, but it could also very well be one of the above reasons as well. What is the real cause?
3. Now the hard work. How can you fix it? What can you do to resolve the issue causing the energy loss?
Do you need to say "no" to something every single week to free up some "me" time.
Do you need to create balance in your work/social/motherhood/wife life to function better on a day to day basis?
Do you need to learn ways to forgive, heal, deal with, or move on from certain emotions?
4. What steps can you take to tackle the root cause?
Do you need to have a massage every other week to help decrease stress?
Do you need to take more time for yourself and your children to really be able to be in the moments and see what everyone is needing emotionally or to stay balanced?
Could using aromatherapy, herbs, tinctures, flower essences, or other natural products help assist you with what you are going through during the process of healing, dealing, feeling, forgiving, etc.?
Do you need someone to help guide you through your energy flows and help you to create a more balanced pattern?
Do you need someone to teach the options of natural therapies and productrs that may work best for you and your children?
Maybe you already know your root cause and are ready to explore natural options to start boosting your energy level asap. Natural therapies and products that can amp up your mood and motivation to get to that balanced place you want to be at more quickly?
5. The even harder part. JUST DO IT! Take the time and spend the money to have someone help you or get the massages you know would help you relax. Whatever you think may help, just do it! Because here is the thing -
That is NOT what you want. I know that. You got this! Just do the work and do what needs to be done to get you to a place of better balance.
Your energy is valuable and only YOURS. You only have so much of it. Cherish it and use it wisely. 💜 Jamie
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