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Increasing Your Energy Levels As A Parent


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If you’re a parent, experienced or new, you’re more than familiar with the lack of sleep and lethargy that comes with taking care of a little one. As our children develop and become more comfortable with routine, it’s not uncommon for them to struggle to keep consistent sleeping hours, which of course, they tend to notify us about.

Increasing your energy levels as a parent, then, might seem like a pipe dream, as there’s nothing better for feeling refreshed and capable than actually being able to sleep. This is why it’s heavily recommended for new parents to take naps where and when they can, such as when placing their own baby down for a nap (with a baby monitor plugged in so that they can attend to their needs if necessary).

But from there, there’s not much advice. We’re just expected to get over it, as the cost for daring to bring a child into the world in the first place. Or at least, this is how it can seem. But worry no longer, in this post we’ll discuss how you can increase and improve your energy levels as a parent going forward, even incrementally, so you’re afforded the comfort and focus you deserve:

Exercise Helps

Exercising can bring out the best in all of us, but the most important benefit that people speak of the least is that it can actually help improve our day-to-day energy. From being able to sleep more easily and deeply to feeling less tired by the stress of the day, it’s not hard to see why working out when we have time can help dissolve stress and improve our levels of alertness during the week. If you visit a gym like Fitness 19, you’ll be in the best place for that.

Calming Coffee Alternatives

New parents often rely on caffeine in order to wake up and feel fully present each day, and it’s hard not to totally understand why they’d want to do this. However, coffee, especially a lot of it, can leave us to crash pretty hard after the effects wear off. It can be worthwhile to enjoy smoother alternatives, like matcha or green tea leaf, so that you can feel comfortable with a more enjoyable up and down, totally removing the crash from the occasion.


Getting out in nature when you can, such as a walk in the park with your pram in tow, can make a major difference. Walking near rivers and streams has been proven to dissolve stress. In fact, studies show that those who live within half a mile to a major park tend to be less stressed on average, and so making an effort to visit one regularly and breathing the clean air can grant us energy and a clearer, more focused outlook.

With this advice, we’re certain you’ll be able to increase your energy levels, even as a parent. Just take it day by day.


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