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Smart Woman: Energize Me!

Career, kids, finances, family - many of today's women are juggling it all and many are exhausted. In fact, 75% of women say they feel drained. In this morning's Smart Woman report, Dr. Lisa Masterson shares five tips to help boost your energy.
The job, the kids, the house, the life - the more you have to do the more exhausted you feel doing it!

"One of my colleagues asked me, 'How are you?' and I said, 'Oh, I'm so tired,' and he says, 'You know, you say that every day.'" Karen Powell, a college president, did feel that way, every day, all day long. In our always-on-the-go society, it's no surprise many women say they're exhausted. "Women do a lot of things in general. We're kind of programmed that way."

As a TV star, doctor, writer, philanthropist, and mom, Dr. Lisa Masterson says she can relate. But Dr. Lisa admits - to have the energy to have it all, first make sure your exhaustion isn't something else. "A lot of times, the energy thing is depression."

Next, set goals. "All of the sudden you become a new person because you put down your goals, who you want to be."

Step three - eat right. "You want to avoid processed foods. That's the biggest killer." Dr. Lisa says she loads up on other energy boosting super foods - oats, broccoli, spinach, apricots, and walnuts.

Step four - try something new, like a new language or musical instrument. "Not only will it energize your body it will energize your mind."

And finally, put yourself on your priority list. Schedule "me" time. "You have to prioritize yourself as much as you prioritize your job, your clients, um, your kids."

By doing these things, you may not only increase your energy, but also improve your life.
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