Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The Housewife Blues
You know what it is. You lack energy. Your tired all the time. You feel like you can sleep for a week straight. Why? Why do you feel like this. Well I've been there. And I can tell you that one of the problems is we are in the house all day long. How easy is it to just stay in our jammies all comfy and warm? Well that is your first big mistake. You have to get up and get dressed in the morning. When you stay in your jammies, your telling your brain that its down time, rest time. Of course you can't wake up.
Another big mistake is not opening your blinds up during the day. It should be the first thing you do. Get that sunlight into your house. Getting the sun into your home is a natural way of telling your body its time to wake up. If you live in an area where the sun is lacking get yourself some vitamin D!! It will make a huge difference in how you feel, believe me. I've been taking Vitamin D for years now and feel much better and more energized because of it!! You should be exposed to sunlight at least 15 minutes a day, three times a week. If I am stuck in the house I'll even sit in front of a sunny window and it really feels great, even in the middle of February!!
Vitamins. Hmmm..do you take them? Get yourself on at least a daily multi vitamin. You should also watch what your eating. Fat is going to slow you down and make you tired. As will sugar and carbs. While you might get a quick rush from them, you will ultimately just crash. So be sure to get a balanced diet.
Exercise!!! Yes, turn off that computer and if nothing else, go for a walk around the block. Get the blood moving and flowing through your veins. Energy begets energy!!!!
Music!! I have music on all day long. Turn off the talk shows and talk radio. All it does it zap your energy, make you feel depressed or call you to the couch to sit down and watch. Who needs it? Turn on some music that gets you moving. I love to clean to Louie Prima!!
Nothing gets me dancing more than Louie!! The Bee Gees are another fun one, as is any music from the 70's or 80's that gets me dancing or singing. Yes you can picture me dancing with the broom or singing into the toilet brush!! But when I'm cooking dinner its always Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin!!
So what is your secret to being energetic and getting through your day?? What gets your blood flowing and gets you off the couch?