This post is sponsored by Remarkable365. All opinions are my own.
One of my goals for this year is to be more present and in the moment, both with my child and at work. Being in the moment requires being alert and focused, rather than foggy-headed and in a haze. Now that my son is sleeping better, I can finally shake that sleepy haze off and work on boosting energy and focus.
Going to Bed Earlier to get more Sleep at Night
I used to have a goal of being in bed by midnight because I would spend my evenings after finally getting the toddler asleep working or catching up on my own to-do list. But surviving on five hours of sleep or so is not sustainable and my health certainly suffered. My husband being home again is really helping me go to bed on time and not lose track of time working late. Of course, it also helps that the toddler listens better to Daddy and bedtime goes smoother when he’s home. Getting closer to eight hours of sleep is vital to health, well-being, and mental focus.
Taking Energy Supplements
Energy supplements are a great way to help start the day off on a good note and improve our focus and energy levels. I received a bottle of Remarkable365 to try out during the busy holiday season and share with my readers. On days when I remembered to take these supplements, I found myself with less brain fog during the day. I also found I drank a lot less coffee, and I can honestly drink an entire carafe some days. So only drinking a cup or two is a tremendous improvement in my energy and focus levels.
For my lovely readers who want to try some Remarkable365 themselves, I get to give away 10 bottles! So that makes 10 winners, with one each of course. The giveaway is US-only. Enter below.
Eat a Good Breakfast
Starting our day with a great breakfast helps kickstart the metabolism and wake the mind. I like to eat a good bowl of oatmeal, with fruit, to have a balanced start to my day.
In order to stay focused and present, it is important to stay healthy. One way to do so is to get in the habit of taking our vitamins. Multi-vitamins and Omega-3s are great for our bodies and our minds, helping us perform at our best. I am not great at remembering to take my vitamins, but that is another of my items to work on this year.
Remembering to stay hydrated is key to boosting energy and mental focus. Dehydration can lead to fatigue, but drinking a glass of cool water helps bring your brain back to where it should be.
Going for Walks
When the weather allows, and typically on weekends as it is both cold and dark when I get home from work right now, I like to take a walk. On weekends that means a family walk with all of us going to the park. Fresh air does wonders for mental focus and alertness! When the winter days start easing into spring and there is more daylight in the evening again, I plan to resume my after work walks with my toddler while we’re waiting for Daddy to get home.
What steps are you taking to be more alert and find more energy?