Wham! It's back to school time and my schedule is in overdrive. Between planning a conference, getting the girls acclimated to school and keeping the family on track, I barely have time to breathe.
Here's the thing--the whole system fall apart if I get sick or fall off my a-game. So I've got to keep myself energized physically and mentally. I've got a few tricks that keep me powered up during this crazy time of the year.
Rely on fun accessories. My wardrobe can be basic and only require a few minutest each night to assemble. I rely on accessories--great scarves and statement necklaces to show off my style. Updated accessories cost a lot less than rebuilding a wardrobe each season. Without fail my punchy scarves and eye-catching necklaces get compliments--and these gems keep me fueled all day.
Skip the empty calories. While a sweet treat might seem like a super idea while you are stuck in traffic or waiting in line at the supermarket, in general it's a bad idea. I stash a few energy bars in my desk and bag for just such emergencies. And I also skip sodas. When I go in for big calories, I want them to be rewarding in solid nutritional benefits. The new Refreshers from Starbucks are the perfect fit. Each beverage is a sparkling, delicious boost of natural energy from Green Coffee Extract you can enjoy anytime. With real fruit juice, B vitamins, ginseng, antioxidants from vitamin C and only 60 calories per can, it's a pick-me-up you can feel good about.
Walk and Talk. Finding time to return personal calls and get away from my computer is tough. I combine the two. When it's time for a much-needed break from blogging, I grab my cellphone and head to the park to return calls, as I stroll to school pick up or to run an errand I get all the scoop from a friend (just be careful when crossing streets!). I boost my energy and my personal connections. Score!
How do you recharge and refuel? I'd love to know.
This is a sponsored post, produced in collaboration with Bliss and Starbucks. I received a Starbucks Refreshers sample to review. The opinions shared in this post are my own.