Help out at your kids' school or visit patients at the veteran's hospital, and you'll discover just how invigorating volunteering can be.
Sometimes the repetitiveness of your household routine can put you in a low-energy slump. When you lend a helping hand to others, you return to your own familiar surroundings re-energized and with a new appreciation for your blessings.
Pampering yourself isn't selfish; it's necessary for your well being. Go out for a romantic dinner with your husband, take in a chick flick with your best girlfriend, or visit the salon for a pedicure.
Getting out of the house for some "me" time -- without a diaper bag, car seat or fighting kids -- will give you an energy boost that no amount of Red Bull ever could.
Once the kids are tucked in for the night, either you continue working around the house or you immediately collapse into bed from sheer exhaustion.
Pick up a hobby that you look forward to each day. Learn to knit, paint or play the piano. When you're eager to return to that book or project you've been working on, you'll find
yourself energized to make the most of those precious evening hours.
Bottom line: Being in control -- of your day, your diet, your leisure time – is the easiest, most effective way to keep your energy level at its highest.
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