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