Wow, my day did not start out like I expected!
The minute I got in the IV room I saw that the team had thrown a surprise ‘sprinkle’ for me. Yes, sprinkle. They told me you only get a shower for your first baby.
I’m 26 weeks pregnant with my second baby and looking forward to having the summer off! Being a mother of a toddler, full time doctor, and a chef at home, life is busy.
I can’t believe they managed to pull it off without me even suspecting! Here is a picture of us all after the party.
Do you ever feel like you are juggling many hats and trying to fit everything into the day? I never used to be a scheduled person, however, trying to master time management has helped me to be able to maintain the numerous roles women play! Have you ever logged your time? Do you have a set and consistent schedule? This can be a helpful strategy to learn where you can maximize your time and make life efficient. Here is what my typical day looks like.
- I start with consistency- set wake time at 6am.
- Before getting out of bed, I practice gratitude by saying 3 things I am grateful for and 1 thing I am looking forward to.
- 10 minute stretching exercises.
- Get ready for the day and get breakfast going for me and my family.
- Listen to a podcast/audible book on my way to work – this helps me stay up to date on education
- Work – but in between my patients, I go for walks to help me stay fresh and focused! Microbursts of exercise help improve efficiency, focus, mental clarity and help better regulate blood glucose and insulin levels.
- Pick up my son from DayCare and drive home – listen to podcast or audible book again.
- Make dinner- I try to have ingredients prepared from the night before – I have meals planned so I know exactly what I will be making for dinner. Aim to make everything from scratch and eat a mostly low glycemic Organic Mediterranean diet.
- Get family ready for bed – ex. bathing, stretching, taking supplements, mediation
- Bedtime – set bedtime at 9pm every night – including weekends! ☺
I never thought that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day could make life so much easier and improve and maintain my energy levels! Having a child has really taught me the importance of sleep. Life is an incredible learning experience and I would love to learn what you struggle with and help you spring back to optimal health!
In Good Health,