Parents multi-task daily. Do you need PERK me ups?
April 12, 2007 9:53am CST
I have to admit juggling work, 2 active boys and a home daily is a challenge. I do feel sluggish and drained. I want to be in control of the daily situation but i also need the energy to do it. Some things which help me PERK up are:- The sound of running water or a splash in the pool. Release some endorphines - LAUGH!! ( Men jokes always make me laugh ) Food glorious food (healthy ones and DO NOT skip meals) - i like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried mangoes, apricots, etc.. Immerse yourself in a natural environment. The park, the garden, the beach will do wonders! Use energise phrases like " i need MORE energy" and " this is a CHALLENGE" or " Next time...." Do something you truly enjoy. I listen to music, bake, read, MyLot! In a nutshell, SWITCH OFF COMPLETELY. You deserve it! Do you have other perk me ups? What do you normally do to save your sanity? What works best for you?
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13 Apr 07
Playing outside with my kids works best for me. First I have to grab a coffee from tim hortons..then just doing whatever the kids want for an hour or two. Soccor, hockey, basketball, playing on the swings or even drawing on the cement with sidewalk chalk. Keeping active is key. For me, when I sit thats when I get slugish. This way everyone in my house is happy. The kids get quality time with me and I get the energy I need from their laughter.
14 Apr 07
Hi mom_of_2, i use the same 'strategy' most of the time i'm with my boys. Especially on weekends. They just need to burn off their energy, so i just do what comes naturally. They get to run in the park, play at the playground, cycling, swimming, for about 2 to 3 hours tops. By the time they get home, its more like bathe, meal then winding down and sleep! Then i get the quiet time i sooo deserve!!! LOL - Lyn