Ok all you mamasita's....
What's your "energy" trick? I'm not always lackin', but for those few days a week that I am, I want advice!
A certain drink?
Something you've stopped doing?
I want tips.
I pretty much know why I'm sluggish on some days. I won't lie about that. So, I'm gonna tell ya'll what I'm doing wrong. Cause with all you will soon find out, I do some stupid things. And, I need some good advice. The "Cold, Hard truth," if you will.
Here are the 2 MAJOR issues I'm dealing with, that even a goldfish could tell ya are the reasons I'm sluggish on some days.
I HAVE to have alone time. I don't care when, or how, but it has to happen. If not, I feel like I'll snap from being spread too thin throughout the day. If I am at home all day, or at work all day, I get claustrophobic and need a minute. But my sluggish issue is mostly on work days. So, when I've just got home from my shift at the hospital, I give my princess J lots and lots of hugs and kisses, ask her about her day, and then its bed time. Here's where the problem is. What I should do is go to bed and get as much sleep as my Jaiya bug gets, or I should wake up before her and get some things done before she wakes up. Nope. I don't do that. It's usually me and Jaiya home alone at night, so... If she's in bed, I want to watch my DVR, lifetime, or surf the world wide web, or blog, and of course I need a loooong bath. After all that, it's pushin' midnight and I am so tired when jaiya wakes up. (yes, I require more than 8 hours of sleep) so there's problem #1. I get my alone time, but probably at the wrong time. Darn.
Number 2 could be my diet. Oh for the love, do I even want to share this? well, here goes... It sucks. I actually enjoy eating healthy and trying new healthy things, but come on, when you're a mom trying to work and with the oddest shift ever, your diet takes a humongous nose dive. Or ceases to exist. Ok, so when I wake up, I feed Jaiya and take the next 2 hours to do whatever needs to be done around the house. Which is usually a lot. So, therefore, mamma bear eats at 10-11am. Then I'm to work by noon. Not hungry. And I don't eat until I'm so hungry that the only thing that reminds me to eat is my "paralysis of the whole body" (that's a self diagnosis). Literally. My blood-sugar drops and I'm useless. Then, after NOT getting dinner,( because it's only served between 6-6:30, and if I have even one patient I could miss it), I come home around 9, and sometimes forget to eat, or I eat goldfish. Which is extremely healthy, right? Oh and I drink pop, lots of it. And I'm not telling how much...(52 oz. mug) disgusting huh? But I lub it!!!!
Now that my "recognition" and "denial" steps are out of the way, let's hear it. Cause I know, it's pathetic. It sounds like an easy fix, and it probably is. But, I want to know what YOU do to stay energized, and how you find your "alone time" throughout the day? You don't have to be a mom to give me advice. For heck sake, you could be a toddler and give me better advice than what I'm currently doing.