3 Simple Ways to Start your AM on a Positive Note

Need some simple ways to start your AM on a positive note? Read below for my morning routine!

My kids were unicorn babies that slept through pretty early on, so I count my blessings that I didn’t suffer too much in the infant sleep stage. So, for the sleep-deprived days that I face now, I try to accept them wholly as my way of paying my tribute to the sleep gods who gave me much of it during the boys’ first years. These days my sleep quality often always is only impacted by my decision to stay up late (’cause you know blogging never sleeps) or if the kids randomly have a middle of the night wake-up.

But, aside from sleep (or lack thereof), I’ve noticed that little things make a big impact as to how the rest of my day goes during the work week. So, before the hustle and bustle of the morning rush hits our home, I try to follow these 3 simple ways each day. It definitely helps to start my day on a positive note.

1,) Get Yourself Ready!

I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll say it again. When you get out of bed, change out of your pajamas! Even if it’s just a change into a fresh pair of leggings or yoga pants; because, DUH, momiform! It makes me feel so refreshed! And on a day like today, where my hair is done and my face is on? Seriously, I feel like I can take on the world! #winning


2.) Take a few minutes for Quiet Time (or Reading / Meditation)!

I fully admit that one of the main and most important things that I let fall to the wayside is my daily quiet time. In the thick of mothering the littles and lacking “me-time,” it’s easy to push aside this time. In the last few weeks, I’ve tried my best, to take a few minutes before the kids wake up to read through my daily inspiration Bible verses. I say a quick prayer for the day and feel so at peace for the day to be a positive one. Even the short amount of time spent with God makes a long lasting impact on my day and week. While making time for this seems like a daunting task, it takes minimal effort to add it into your routine.

3.) Drink ALLTHEHOT Coffees (or Teas)!

Mmm, my mommy fuel. I could seriously write a song about my love for coffee. Like most of you, these days, it’s a rarity for me to enjoy a full cup of hot coffee. I end up filling my cup several times or reheating the same mug of coffee all day long. Oh and how I need that morning mommy fuel to get my days started on the right note!


If you hadn’t noticed from my Instagram feed, coffee is my love language. Needless to say, I was delighted to try the EkoBrew K-cups from Walmart! If you haven’t heard about them, EkoBrew is an innovative, environmentally friendly reusable K-cup. You can pick your coffee (not limited to K-cups anymore!) and save money while having a fresh cup of HOT coffee in the morning. It’s the perfect answer for sleep-deprived moms everywhere!


The best part is that you can use any type of coffee you wish! Strong or light, you’re no longer confined to the coffee in pre-packaged disposable cups. And you save up to 80% as compared to purchasing K-cup packs! EkoBrew reuseable K-cups are fully compatible with Keurig, Mr.Coffee, Cuisinart and Breville Machines. You can find them at your local Walmart in the coffee aisle (AKA best part of the grocery store, haha). Here’s a few $2 coupons from IBOTTA too!


What do your morning routines look like? What are little things you do for yourself to start your day on a positive note?


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Acorn Influence. Thanks to EkoBrew & Walmart for sponsoring today’s post. As always the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #EkoBrew


54 thoughts on “3 Simple Ways to Start your AM on a Positive Note

  1. Julie Mason

    Great tips on starting the day when you really don’t want to start. I love that you use the reusable single coffee filters for your Keurig. I hate the waste that comes with k-cups, I think we really need to push this more.

  2. Kim

    Love! It’s SO hard to get up early, but it really helps my mood and motivation. Even if it’s just to have a hot cup of coffee before the kids get up, it helps! When I wake up with them, it’s just chaos! Great tips!

  3. Vanessa

    Great tips! I start my morning off early before the kiddo gets a chance to wake up haha. I get in a good workout, quickly shower, and barely pull my shirt over my head before my son is awake. But getting those few things done right away in the morning definitely sets a good tone for my day!

  4. Suzanne Hines

    I’m a morning person, but I have found that if I do these things, I have a much better day! I always try to wake up before the kids, too. Even if it’s just 10 minutes to plan out my day without their constant needs, I’m better for it!

  5. Angela Kim

    But why is it so hard to get out of the momiform! I’m so guilty of this, just living in pj’s and yoga pants all day. Thanks for the gentle nudge to get out and get to work. Great list!

  6. Amanda

    Couldn’t agree more with all of these! I love having quiet time in the mornings while I drink my coffee. And getting ready is a must! It makes you feel so much more productive!

  7. Ref J

    I agree that getting dressed even if you never leave the house is a mood changer. I love working from home but if I lounge around in my PJ’s all day I am definitely less motivated and end up feeling blah all day as opposed to getting dressed.

  8. Jenni Laplow

    I love your morning routine and tips. My little one has been the best sleeper for me too, so I wonder when it will come back to get me, haha! Getting dressed first thing is so important, because if it doesn’t happen there’s a chance I won’t change the entire day! I also like the idea of having a quiet reading or devotional time in the morning to really help get my mind in the right place. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Tiffany

    I do each of these things every morning – I also get up early to work out and you’re right it makes such a positive impact. I’m really loving that coffee maker!

  10. Sheila

    Yes, I love waking up before my son for my bible study and hot coffee! The only reason my husband agreed to buying me a keurig was because of the reusable cups! It saves us so much money! But we do like to splurge on k cups occasionally too!

  11. megan

    I always feel so much better in the morning when I can blow dry my hair. During the summer I always do it so much less because I just let it air dry or shower at night and sleep on it wet, but now that its getting cooler, I get up a little earlier and take the time to blow dry my hair. For some reason, that is the huge turn around for me. Lol

  12. Melissa

    Love this!!! I often come down in my pjs and hours later realize I am still zombie walking through my day! I will have to start changing and taking care of myself before moving on to the days tasks.

  13. Erin

    Tea for me (I have to have my caffeine!), and I switch from pjs to yoga pants, too. I like to start the day with positive thoughts before I even get out of bed, so I try to think of a few things I’m really grateful to have in my life, then I get started on my day.
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

  14. Christina

    I think it’s important to change in the morning too but I don’t do it as often as I should being that I’m blogging full time. Staying in my pajamas feels nice. Thanks for the great post!

  15. Jessica Sheppard

    I love getting my day off to a good start. I totally agree with you…quiet time is key! Time praying about the day and reading the Bible gives you such peace and the assurance of extra strength and help from God for whatever comes your way! Great post!

  16. Katy

    I need to start putting on regular clothes instead of staying in my pajamas all day! These are some great tips, and who doesn’t need a nice cup of coffee in the morning?!

  17. Anna

    Yes to coffee!!! I also couldn’t agree more about getting yourself ready. When I actually get ready, put my make up on and do my hair I feel so refreshed and ready for the day!

  18. Anna

    Coffee is definitely a must for me to start my mornings on a positive note. I couldn’t agree more about getting yourself ready. When I actually take the time to do my make-up and fix my hair I feel so much better!

  19. Mommy Blogger: Candace Ann

    I found this blog via Instagram and that BEAUTIFUL picture of the EcoBrew. Love that pop of red. As a SAHM of 3, daily reading and coffee are so vital to my day. This was a great post! Thank you for your tips on how to start the morning.

  20. Dia All The Things I Do

    For me sitting in silence with my own thoughts and then watching tv before jumping up and going makes me happy. I tend to watch a half hour episode of something that makes me laugh. It starts me off on a good note.


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