Think your life is stressful? Try being the parent of a newborn. When work combines with late night diaper changes, mixes with an emotional roller coaster, and is topped with general sleeplessness, your goals can oftentimes be blown off course.
Learning to balance the staggering number of tasks now on your plate while simultaneously attempting to make life changes can seem nearly impossible. Even with tricks and tools, inspiring motivation, and the best of intentions, simple new life realities can derail even the most devout of would-be changers.
Enter Chris Lopez. This “fit and busy dad” writes a blog about attempting to do it all – and succeeding. A father of a newborn son himself, Chris shares six helpful tips from his own parenting experience that have helped him to keep his long term goals on track.
Trick 1: Stay on schedule, no matter what.
Trick 2: Drink lots of water.
Trick 3: Embrace the 20-minute power nap.
Trick 4: Avoid junk food.
Trick 5: Manage your caffeine consumption.
Trick 6: Get outside.
Incorporate these six simple things into your life and watch your energy soar and your drive to succeed become replenished. Just because you have a new baby doesn’t mean your life needs to go on hold. Continue to push for improvement and help make your life, and the future life of your child, that much more fulfilling overall.