As a fulltime working doctor mommy, I really need to juggle my time well. Learning from fellow mommies like MummyJene provide great support and resources through mommyhood..Below are her tips!
During the early weeks of the quarantine period, my besties and I took to the challenge of exercising at least 15 minutes daily. Amazingly, most of us became very consistent. One bestie outshined us all by sticking to her 30-minute to 1-hour exercise every morning. When most of us just started our day, she would be sending us a photo of her post-workout selfie. Then at tea time, we would take a break from whatever we are doing and say hi to each other through our chat group. We usually share how productive our day was. And this bestie who finished her workout before 7 am would have the most productive day. Her dedication to fitness was inspiring that in the second week, most of us have followed her suit. This is how accountability partners or groups can improve our motivation to achieve our goal of a healthy lifestyle.
Stay-at-home vs Working Mom Healthy Lifestyle Tips
Most of us would love to have an accountability partner with a similar schedule. This is where staying at home vs working mom differs. The schedule is what separates us. But instead of focusing on our differences, I want to encourage you that our similarities are far more important. Let's start with a health tip routine with MummyJene's blog.
Healthy Morning Routine For The Busy Working Mom
The morning rush is an epitome in the house of a busy working mom. "Hurry" and "we're late" are the most repeated words. And if you were like me, you probably missed a lot of breakfast throughout the year. The best way to stop these morning problems is to start your day earlier and to boost your energy. But how do we do that? MummyJene has great tips on her website on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. According to her, starting small and not getting overwhelmed is the first step. Here is a list of her morning routine for a great healthy day.
Rise early. The rule of thumb for Mummy Jene is to always start your day earlier than the children. When you have the house to yourself, you have a minimal distraction.
Exercise. If you are a working mom, early morning is the best time for you to exercise. This is the time that you have the most energy, so grab the opportunity and sweat it out.
Start your day with a glass of water. Staying hydrated is essential in body functioning. After 8 hours (probably less because you're a mom) of sleep and a good sweat from your exercise, you need to replenish on the water. This way, your body is ready for a new day. Plus, it's good for your metabolism.
A quiet time to yourself. Quiet time is a good way to rest from exercise and to create a balance of physical and emotional wellbeing. Depending on you, quiet times can be done through bible reading and prayer, or reading a good book with coffee. As long as you find the needed calm to steady your heartbeat and your breathing.
Don't go hungry. A full meal will help you avoid munching all day and avoid all the extra calories. Plus a healthy meal gives you the right energy boosts needed for the morning hustle.
Healthy morning routine for tired stay at home mom
According to the Pew Research Center, stay-at-home moms (SAHM) have risen over the past decade. And because of this change in trend, awareness of the health condition of SAHM has also increased. It has been known that loneliness and depression are more prone to stay at home vs working mom. Acknowledging this, MummyJene has published health tips that focus on holistic wellbeing. According to her, children will benefit the most if they have a healthy mummy to take care of them. Be healthier with this morning routine.
Start early. Again, it's always good to start your day earlier than the children. When you have the house to yourself, you have the least distraction.
Drink a glass of water. Staying hydrated helps your body function in its optimal state. After your sleep, you need water, so your body kickstarts its metabolism and is ready for a new day.
Have a quiet time. This is probably the most important that you need to be consistent with. Your quiet time in the morning will have a tremendous effect on your emotional health. You can do whatever you like in your quiet time. Be it prayer, meditations, or just plain procrastination. It's not being lazy, it is self-care.
Set your schedule. Schedule your day. This is important because everything happens differently at home, depending on the mood of the children. Make a priority list of the things that you need to complete. Household chores are unending. So a schedule can help you manage your expectations and not over exhaust yourself.
Take note to include exercise in your schedule. You can do this early in the morning, during kid's nap time, or in the afternoon while hubby is home to entertain the kids. Exercise can be done at any time of the day as long as you know how to manage your energy.
Eat a healthy breakfast. Take it as the liberty to prepare a healthy meal every day for you and your family. Nothing beats a nutritious meal. As they say, let food be thy medicine.