Time to take action and replenish the energy within

We’re in a New Energy Crisis. This One is Personal. – Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review – This article makes complete sense to me.

I am a stay-at-home mom with two kids. I should have plenty of energy because I am lucky that I don’t have to work. But the above article resonates with me too! While taking care of my toddlers, doing never-ending laundry, cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping I do feel a point where I just feel drained out almost every day. If I am drained out, the entire family, especially kids, catches to it and all of us start having a bad day. So, I do feel the urgent need to refuel.

The only thing that works best for me and has the long-lasting result is meditation. Also, I do need 8-hour sleep in the night. If my kids are in no mood to grant me the time to meditate, I resort to having caffeine and/or sugar. I feel better but the difference is that in about an hour or so I am back to feeling drained out and so the effect is not long-lasting. Or else, I had so much caffeine that I can’t sleep now at bedtime. Then I am tired when I get up in the morning because my 1 year old son wakes up at 6 like an alarm clock.

If weather permits, going for walk with kids helps too provided my 4 year old chatter-box will be quiet for just teeny-weeny 5 minutes. He says to me, “Mama, it’s too hard for me. I am just a kid.”

So, the best days for my entire family are when I get up at 5am in the morning and meditate before my little heroes wake up!

3 thoughts on “Time to take action and replenish the energy within”

  1. When I get up before my children (and 5am is the time for me too), and spend about 45 minutes in Bible reading and prayer, it makes all the difference in the world! You are so right about getting the early start. And yes, our children can sense when we are tired and stressed….
    You are doing a great job as a mother! 🙂

  2. Someone I work with visits your site frequently and recommended it to me to read too. The writing style is great and the content is top-notch. Thanks for the insight you provide the readers!

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