by Elizabeth Jenkins
We’ve all been there: Between looming work deadlines, family obligations and staying on top of bills and housework, sometimes you simply become exhausted. But there are small steps you can take to regain your spark.
We asked the busiest women we could find — from high-power executives and successful surgeons to famous actresses and traveling comedians — to reveal their secrets to mental and physical energy.
Mind my feet. I wear Dansko clogs, since I’ll be standing for hours, but a lot of people swear by sneakers or those lightweight shoes from Crocs.
Surround myself with other energetic people. Their vitality rubs off. I love having ‘young, impressionable minds’ around me (medical students and surgery residents, or even an undergraduate still deciding on a career path).”
-Baking the chocolate chip sour cream cake my mom made when I was young
-Hanging out with my daughter, who always keeps it real
-A bike ride by the Hudson River