How To Cope After A Bad Nights Sleep

How many mum’s out there for one reason or another has had a bad nights sleep? Teething, nightmares, illnesses, are three main ones I can think of but it isn’t just about the children. Snoring; feeling too hot or too cold and if you’ve drank way too much water any of these can make for a restless sleep.

A good nights sleep is vital for many things; your energy, your mood and it is now linked to our eating habits. So whilst this blog isn’t about helping you get off to sleep, (I’ve wrote about that before), this blog is to help you the morning after a restless night and to help you get the most out of your day.

Here are some Top Tips that I took from an article

  1. Climb the stairs;  10 minutes of walking the stairs can give you more energy than drinking half a cup of coffee
  2. If you do need and rely on that caffeine boost avoid it in the afternoon or you’ll be having another restless night
  3. Eat within an hour of waking for both an energy and mood boost; however avoid the sugary cereals. Oats or eggs are ideal.
  4. Don’t hit the snooze button, you’ll feel groggy once awake and will have wasted valuable time
  5. If you’re struggling have a mid afternoon nap but no more than 30 minutes or you’ll not be tired for your evening sleep
  6. Stick to a regular schedule and let your body adjust
  7. Get some fresh air and consider a walk, as they say blow the cobwebs away

sleep deprivation

Please do let me know if you have found this of value and feel free to share or get in touch if you can add a top tip to it. As a busy mum and FT carer I’m always looking to connect with others and you can connect with me via linktr.ee/shaz_crowley.

Until next week, sleep well

Sharon x

Energy All Day, Everyday?

Who wouldn’t like all day, every day energy eh, it may seem impossible but it isn’t?

Simple small changes to your lifestyle and your diet can start the process off and be supplemented by specific vitamins until you no longer need them. Some people know and understand this but still don’t make those changes. Let’s start together today.

Recently I have been of the mindset, you only live once, let’s have some fun and that’s great but as you get older, it gets harder to lose weight, harder to look fresh, harder to have energy throughout the day and I would rather feel healthy and energetic for many years to come than have a fun filled life for only a few years. What are your thoughts?

Here are my top 5 tips on making those small changes today,
1. Eat better, stop with the processed food and start to cook from scratch. Cook in bulk if you are busy in the week.

2. Plan in some exercise;  by planning it in your diary you are committing to it. It doesn’t have to be strenuous;  a walk, a cycle ride,  swimming all easy to access in the summer months.

3. Mindset; energy is positive so to make the most of it you need to be in the right mindset and have the right positive attitude and I can assure you it will make a huge difference.

4. Sleep; lack of sleep is a huge factor when it comes to energy and mood so stick to the same sleep patterns throughout your week and weekend.

5. Vitamins; vitamins these days no longer need to be a multivitamin as companies are producing them for specific people for specific issues. Make sure you are taking ones that will help you.

I hope you have found some value in this and over the next few weeks I will be going into each tip in more detail as this is simply an overview. I am on this journey with you, so please click follow and connect with me via linktr.ee/shaz_crowley
If I can help in anyway especially about the specific vitamins then reach out and I will see you again soon.

Sharon

Half Term Over and only 6 weeks left

Hey sorry I’ve been AWOL for a while and to be honest with you it has been because I have been a little confused about the direction to take this blogging malarky. Do I share my life with you, would you be interested or do I speak about serious, information, tips? lol Maybe you could help me.

So today, for now, I am going to share how much I have loved having the kids at home for the May half-term and how much more I have loved them going back to school today. I am not a horrible mum but I do crave and enjoy my own time and I am trying to run my own online business which is involving so much learning yet I love it. The fact that I can earn some extra cash for my little luxuries is a bonus.

The half-term was most enjoyable, helped by the weather and some lazy mornings. Spending time in the garden whilst working from my phone as the kids played was a bonus. But as you can see this from the above title, this is the last academic half term now and only 6 weeks until the dreaded summer holidays. The despair of six  whole weeks to fill  whilst keeping both fingers and toes crossed that the weather is kind.

Generally I do book a few days out here and there and balance it with a holiday and some freebies, like the park. If you are local to me, Manchester UK, and feel the same say Hi and I’ll send you the ‘What’s on Guide’ for children’s activities when I get it. I would love to hear from you if you feel the same as me, looming holidays. However, I do feel lucky though that I do not have to worry about child care these days given that is the main reason I left work but on occasions I do wonder which is the easiest.

On that loving note, any critic of the blog is most welcome. I’m here to learn as well as have fun.

See you soon,

Sharon

Routine, mum’s do you need one?

Routine, do you have one, do you need one?

As a busy mum of two young ones, I kind of thought I had a routine going and to some degree I did. I got up, fed the kids, shipped them of to school, picked them back up etc However once I started building a business online I realised that my ‘so called’ routine just simply wasn’t working anymore. I picked the kids up and hadn’t even thought about tea, I began rushing to complete homework last minute and you can only imagine the rows I had with my husband. He wanted to know what on earth I was doing between 9 & 3 and to be honest so did I!

So I started to implement a routine with a planner, blocking out time that was needed with my family first. Next came the essential chores within the household and this started to make me decide somethings could be delegated (I hadn’t thought of this before but my children are now of an age they can help) and the time left was for my online business and the all important ‘me time’. I slowly started to work smarter, concentrating on what needed to be done and what really could be left and this is still an ongoing project.

The house is slowly starting to run a little more smoothly, I am not running around like a headless chicken and the family are adapting to this new routine.  School holidays however can be a nightmare, especially when building an online business but having the planner and ensuring that sometime, no matter how small, is spent on the essentials; it should work. This will also help me focus more when working, rather than looking busy (another story) and ensure I fit it in around the family (for instance when they are sleeping).

My motto is to always look for the win /win.

I hope this has helped you and understand that mum’s not only need a routine, it is essential to get things done on time, all the time and the kids do appreciate it too; it is even more important when building an online business. If you are struggling with routines, I would be happy to send you my FREE  guide ‘How to plan your day’.

Thank you very much for reading and do comment and share if you have found this of value as I always reply to your comments personally.

Sharon