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We all have those days. The house is a mess, the kids seem as if they’ve become wild animals and nothing wants to go right. It’s on these days I lack any form of motivation. I don’t feel as if I have the energy to clean, to deal with the random fits about things that never make sense (why are you sad because the sun woke up?!) and I can’t seem to focus. You know that feeling, the one where you are a walking zombie that doesn’t want to get out of their pajamas even though it’s 2pm? So here’s where I confess and share #ThisIsMySecret. I got tired of drinking coffee all day; especially when I am trying really hard to whiten my teeth and not turn them caramel colored. By afternoon I start crashing and as if on cue, Tot becomes what we call “Mr. Destructo” so I started picking up 5-hour ENERGY® shots.
I came up with this grand idea! Why not have a little kit, tucked away in my cabinet for when I have ‘one of those days’? It can hold all the things I find important to bring back focus and motivation no matter how crazy or bossy Mr. Destructo can get. When this Super Mom feels down and out, I can just grab what I call “The Shot of Happy” kit! I decided to share with you how to make your own.
All the pieces to my kit were picked up at Walgreens, even the “Here’s to an Extra Shot of Happy” box (which you can find in the gift card aisle). The rest I had grabbed at the counter; we all know where the chocolate is!
I was wary at first about trying them because I’m such a coffee addict, but honestly it is the same uplift of caffeine without the slow winding spiral down mid-day. And my son generally never lets me drink a whole cup of coffee. Once I had to make 2 pots just to try and get ONE cup of hot coffee! Plus, I don’t have to dump 4 spoonfuls of sugar in it! Here’s a few facts in case you are new to hearing about them.
- 5-hour ENERGY® shots are a dietary supplement that contains a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients.
- There’s zero sugar, carbs, or herbal stimulants.
- Is four calories.
- Contains caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee.
Every day I stay up till 1-2am for work and then wake up at 7am for Tot. He’s always on-the-go from the moment he wakes up. Shortly after breakfast we go on his long-long walk around the neighborhood, come home and run errands around town; then it is off to the park, library or other entertaining place until dinner time. There are days I literally don’t sit down between breakfast and dinner.
Most of the time I can keep up with him, but there have been so many days where something goes wrong and he loses it. As a child with ASD, anything could set him off. I once went through the whole day dealing with him having meltdowns every hour or so and it got to the point where I was so tired, so drained and just wanted to cry. Being able to step away for a moment, get my focus and energy back and remember a day when everything was good is almost essential.
So if you need a little something to keep up with the hot summer days with the kids home, you can read up on 5-hour ENERGY® shots and see if it is good for you. You can make your own little Shot of Happy Kit by picking up everything at Walgreens and also enter to win a 6 Month Supply below!
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