When are you most energetic? #NaBloPoMo

I’ve shared with you where I draw my personal energy from, what my daily energy drains are, my favorite way to recharge, and now I will share when I feel most energetic.

As I mother of three, most days I feel like I am going from sunup to sundown, and then some. I often times find that I have more energy first thing in the morning between 5am-8am. I believe that energy comes from getting a good nights sleep without any interruptions. Though I am never really too productive during that time! I get short bursts of productive energy throughout my day with the help of music and a relaxing bath. But I am always energized and extremely productive between the hours of 4 pm and 9 pm. I get my second wind once the kids are home from school and the day is coming to a close. After helping the kids with any homework, I get dinner wrapped up.

The kids’ favorite board game this month

After dinner we normally play a game or two either on the WII or one of the many board games that they have accumulated. Then come baths and bed, I am never up more than two hours after the kids are in bed, because I know that 4:30 comes awful early! The hours before bed are just for me and the hubby to catch up on our day and spend a little bit of time together.

So, at what time(s) of the day do you find yourself most energetic and productive?

NaBloPoMo January 2013

This blog post is part of NaBloPoMo January 2013.  The theme this month is “Energy” and today’s prompt was “At what time of day do you feel the most energetic and productive?”  Check out other great blogs that are participating and feel free to join the fun! 

Energy Drained? How do you recharge? #NaBloPoMo

I’ve shared with you where I draw my personal energy from, what my daily energy drains are and today I will share with you my favorite way to recharge when I feel drained!

My Dream Bathtub

If you have been reading along with this NaBloPoMo you know that I draw personal energy from music throughout my day, but there are days when no matter what music I put on, I just can not motivate myself enough to do anything. I know on those days that the best thing for me to do to recharge is to take a nice peaceful bath! Normally before the kids get home, because otherwise I’ll never get that sought after peace, I fill the tub to *almost* overflowing with this nifty little Deep Water Bath tool, then I light some Lavender Aromatherapy Candles, plug my I-Pod into the Color Changing Portable Mono Speaker that I received for my birthday and dim the lights.
I have found that being able to fill the tub fuller allows for a better coverage of water which helps to relax more of my muscles, the candles smell wonderful and the lavender really helps to sooth and calm me. And as you can tell, music follows me everywhere, I would be lost without my rechargeable speaker and my docking station for my I-Pod. I will sometimes change things up and drop in some bath salts, but normally it’s just me, the water, music and candles!

So, when you find yourself drained of energy, how do you recharge?

NaBloPoMo January 2013

This blog post is part of NaBloPoMo January 2013.  The theme this month is “Energy” and today’s prompt was “What is your favourite way to recharge when you feel drained of energy?”  Check out other great blogs that are participating and feel free to join the fun! 

Daily Energy Drains… Or why I always have music playing

Yesterday, I shared where I draw my personal energy from, today; I’ll share with you which everyday tasks take up most of my energy.

On any given normal day, it was always picking up the toys left out from the previous night. I spent the hours while all three kids were in school roaming around the apartment picking up all the toys that they didn’t get before going to bed. Then after all the toys were picked up, I would start cleaning; now if you read yesterday’s post you know that when I need an energy boost I start a playlist and instantly feel rejuvenated, but when it comes to doing the same tedious tasks every single day, I get slack in doing them.
Since living in this small two bedroom apartment with three kids isn’t really conductive to keeping a spotless place, I often found myself doing the same things every day, and don’t get me started on laundry. i never knew such little people could go through so many clothes! Living in an apartment that does not let us have a washer or dryer, I have to take the laundry to a laundromat every time. So, I’d spend an hour each night gathering up and sorting all the clothes; then after getting the house mostly clean, I would pack everything up in the car and take it all down to the laundromat. Mind you this was not an everyday task, more like every other day, but I felt as though I was always doing something with the laundry. I will be so glad when we get into the new house this month, it comes with a washer and dryer.. No more lugging those baskets from the house to the car!

Totally my new love affair!

One more thing that I find sucks the energy right out of me is HOMEWORK! With all three kids in a different grade, you can guarantee that each day someone will have homework. I try to let the kids do most of it by themselves, but find that if I do not stand watch they will zone out or do something totally different than what they are supposed to be doing. Sometimes I felt as though I needed to go back to school to become a teacher, just because I often times have to re-teach the kids something they learned that day. It seems as if most things do not stick with them after coming home.

So, what daily tasks do you find drain your energy the most?  Do you have any homework tips for this frazzled mom?

 

This blog post is part of NaBloPoMo January 2013.  The theme this month is “Energy” and today’s prompt was “Which daily tasks take up the most of your energy?”  Check out other great blogs that are participating and feel free to join the fun! 

Personal Energy.. Where do you draw yours from?

As part of my new goals for 2013 I am participating in a NaBloPoMo through a facebook group. For those of you that are not familiar with NaBloPoMo, it is National Blog Posting Month, where participants are given a list of prompts for the month and we type our hearts out. Today’s prompt is: From where do you draw your energy?

When I first read the prompt I thought of food, though my energy doesn’t really come from food. When I need to get up move, write a post (like now) or clean; I normally start a playlist on my computer and have at it. So my energy really comes from music. I can be tired and falling asleep and once my music starts I am up and ready to move. It does not matter what type of music, slow sad country, pop, or even rock; I listen to everything and the beat never fails to get me motivated to do what needs to be done. Right now my top five songs on any given playlist are:

Wanted by Hunter Hayes

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Tattoo by Jordin Sparks

Blow Me (One Last Kiss) by Pink

And last but not least, and proving that I am a mother to a pre-teen
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift

And yes dear readers, I realize some of these songs are old, and some a 30 year old should never be caught listening too (BSB, N*SYNC and even NKOTB are on the playlist), but who can pass up a song that is not only catchy but has a really good beat? So yes, I freely admit that I have held onto my teenybopper love of boybands; I LOVE some Taylor Swift; and I have even been know to listen to a little Justin Beiber here and there.

Music is where I draw my energy from, it is what motivates me and what helps to keep me sane on days that the chaos of my life becomes too much. Where do you find your energy?

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