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Now that I have kids, I notice myself forgetting things more & more. I blame it on lack of sleep and always having too much on my mind. I brought it up to a friend, after our first son, and she called it “Mommy Brain”. Since then, I’ve heard that term used more & more, which leads me to believe that it’s pretty common to be forgetful once you are worrying about the rest of your family and sleeping the least amount. :).
So- what can we do about it?
Here are 5 things that I’ve tried, that work:
1- Use this rule when deciding if you should go to bed:
“Would I wake up early to do this?” So- if I am watching a show at night, but I’m tired, I ask myself “Would I wake up an hour early to watch this?” If the answer is no, stop what you are doing & get your much-needed rest.
Yes, it’s a pain to find the time, but 20-30 minutes a day will do your body & brain a lot of good.
3- Drink INVIA
It’s a tea that has high-quality ingredients are proven to enhance focus and performance. Try swapping out your soda or coffee for the tea, a few times a day. It comes in these little packs, so you can take it anywhere & just pour it into a water bottle or glass of water.
It increases your water intake and increases focus, attention & mental energy (without causing jitters). To give you a break down of why it works:
Cognizin® Citicoline, a key ingredient in INVIA, has been proven to enhance memory and concentration in clinical trials among middle-aged women, older adults, and teens. Plus, each ingredient in INVIA was selected for its purpose: ornithine to help release stored energy, caffeine for an immediate energy boost, and vitamins E, B6 and B12 to help combat free radicals.
3- Work your brain!
Do crossword puzzles, read books, play games with your kids – whatever you do, try to work your brain as often as you can. Do you remember playing the game MEMORY as a child? My kids still love that game & I’m not going to lie… my kids beat me a lot, but I’m getting better. :). Stacking things is another great one – it requires concentration and focus. Playing things like this causes us to use our brains the way they should be used. Plus- it’s a great way to bond with your kids. Memory, like muscular strength, is a “use it or lose it” thing… so use it!
4- Eat foods that are good for you.
Eat your fruits & veggies every single day. They say “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” for a reason. It works. Try mixing things up a bit… like freezing berries to have for a snack throughout the day or at night;
Then, drink your INVIA. It contains 100% of the daily value of vitamins E, B6 and B12 (with 0 calories). You can even skip the coffee because it has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (100mg).
Do you want 50% off? Go to INVIA and enter the code MODFAM50 at checkout. You’ll save 50%. 🙂
5- Make a friend.
Humans were meant to be together. Relationships with others stimulate our brains. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health proves that having a support system around you is vital to our emotional health and our brain health. The researches also found that people with the most active social lives had the slowest rate of memory decline.
So today your homework is easy: Eat, Drink & Be Merry (with friends or family!)