Within the last few months I have quit my job, moved in and out of numerous houses in Summit County, searched for jobs to fill the time before our new Whole Foods started hiring, started cleaning vacation rentals, finally found an amazing place to live, started working for the new Whole Foods as a prepared foods supervisor, and hauled multiple bags of food from place to place during the process. With all the chaos, I’ve been struggling to keep a good morning routine. I can tell you from experience, having a good morning routine can do wonders for your day.
I have been trying to make it a point to keep a good morning routine, despite the chaos in the rest of my life. I want to share some ideas to help your morning routine, even if you “just don’t have the time”.
It may sound cheesy, but my day begins with a positive note via my iPhone alarm. I begin my day with a calm alarm that says “Have a great day!” or “Rise and shine!”. If you are laughing, just try it. It puts me in a positive mindset to start my day, rather than being pissed off at the annoying ring-tone and note saying WAKE UP!!
I make sure to eat a healthy breakfast. This doesn’t mean spending thirty minutes cooking before leaving the house. I love mixing a little cereal into my yogurt to create my own muesli-type breakfast. Another on-the-go option is a breakfast shake. I recently had the chance to try to Quaker Breakfast Shakes and was very impressed. I like that they have oats in addition to the normal breakfast shake ingredients. It is like I took my yogurt and cereal and blended it into a shake. All of the taste and nutrients in an easy to-go bottle! I also liked that they don’t have to be refrigerated before they are opened because you can take them anywhere if you are really short on time. Check out their site to learn more about these tasty breakfast shakes- http://bit.ly/1cSke6n . If you are interested in trying one, click the link below for a $2.00 off coupon!
The next thing goes along with the healthy breakfast. I try to not drink any caffeine until I have had something nutritional for breakfast. Too many of us know the feeling of drinking coffee on an empty stomach and trying to go to work. I don’t think you need to avoid coffee but I DO think that you should have something healthy before you start chugging away.
Finally, I try to KEEP A ROUTINE. Whatever it may be, simply having a routine (a healthy one) can help you start your day on the right foot more often. And bringing back to the beginning, start your day with a positive thought! You would be surprised the wonders positivity can do for you in the morning. I would love to hear what your morning routine is or what works for you!
This post was created in partnership with Quaker. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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