If you're an overworked mom with young kids, your life probably feels like it's on autopilot.
Just surviving thru the days.
Not getting ahead.
Trying to figure it out 1 day at a time.
It's hard AF.
I had the coco-19 virus these past couple days and my wife had to take care of the baby and me (the other baby).
Watching her go thru her day without me relieving her was tough to watch.
If you're feeling overworked, there's a chance you're cortisol levels get high and stay high all day long.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, is a necessary hormone to keep us alive.
It assists in "fight or flight" nervous system response.
But chronically high levels can lead to:
- Digestive problems
- Trouble focusing
- Heart disease
- Anxiety and depression
- WEIGHT GAIN
Cortisol spikes in humans at the same exact times each day naturally due to the diurnal nature of humans (awake during the day and sleep at night, opposite of nocturnal).
8AM and 12PM are when cortisol spikes the highest.
Why do I bring this up?
Because guess what else spikes cortisol?
And what are most of you doing first thing when you wake up?
Instead, wait between 9:30-11:30am to consume your coffee. You'll feel a heck of a lot better AND you'll get a better and cleaner caffeine surge of energy and focus.
What's the other thing we do first thing in the morning?
CHECK OUR PHONES.
Even if it's not emails and texts, it's news or social media, which is going to cause a big stress response.
Read a book.
Sit outside and listen to the birds with a cup of tea.
Slowly easing into your day will allow your cortisol to naturally spike instead of spiking it first thing and then spiking it again naturally at 9:30am.
Easier said than done, I know. Watch my last YouTube video on habit formation if you'd like help incorporating this into your life: https://youtu.be/oFTT-1LW9AM