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Check out these easy ways to jumpstart your mornings for a super productive day.
Back to school at the Smith house means super busy mornings. As soon as the boys get back to their weekday school routine of early mornings and afternoon homework, I’m busier than ever. Mornings, for me, is all about making sure the family is well fed, gets to where they need to on time, lunches are packed with nutritious choices and backpacks are loaded with everything else.
If you’re a busy mom like me who needs help conquering those busy mornings, here are just a few simple solutions to jumpstart your routine toward a productive rest of your day.
5 Easy Ways to Rev Up Your Morning
1. Go to bed early.
A great morning starts with a good night’s sleep. If you want to conquer your mornings, then you’ll need a good night’s sleep to do it. Nothing robs your morning like a restless night tossing and turning or late night television. Set a bed routine and stick to it. Your body will thank you the next morning and your family will be much happier, too.
2. Get up before everyone else.
I know it’s a struggle, especially if you’re not a morning person, but it’s seriously super productive. Ever since I trained myself to get up at least an hour before the rest of the family, my days have gone so much smoother. It’s amazing just how much I can accomplish in that one hour with no interruptions. By the time everyone else is up, I’m alert, energized, and ready for everything else.
3. Make your bed.
Making the bed is a miraculous move toward a productive morning. As soon as you climb out of it, take those couple of extra minutes to make the bed and your bedroom is instantly tidied. When your first act of the day is a productive one, your mind is then set in motion to continue the process. Making the bed first thing every morning is a simple step toward a great day’s start.
4. Motivate With Your Morning Tunes
The television and social media is off limits at our house in the mornings. No one needs to start their day with bad news or arguments. Instead, create your own playlist of uplifting music that gets everyone moving. That way, you can send everyone off to face their day with positive thoughts and happy tunes to help them through the day.
5. Never skip breakfast.
As a busy mom, it’s easy for me to skip breakfast entirely. I’ll sip on coffee while I’m helping everyone else get dressed and completely forget to eat something.
That is, until the coffee fix is over. Then I’m grabbing something to eat in a hurry because I feel as if I’m starving and need something to help me over the midmorning slump.
On super busy mornings, choose a protein packed breakfast, like LALA® Yogurt Smoothies. They’re made with real fruit and are great to grab from the fridge when you’re in a hurry. With 5 grams of protein, it’s a great option to fuel your mornings on the go. You can enjoy this product at any time throughout the day as a simple snack.
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I like to pair the LALA® Yogurt Smoothies with a handful of almonds or other nuts for an on-the-go combo. It’s a super quick and easy breakfast idea to get you moving through your morning routine.
Even better, there are several tasty options, like wild strawberry, coconut, and pecan cereal. There’s also a new LALA® 100 Calories Yogurt Smoothie that’s still packed with 5 grams of protein and made with real fruit, but the 100 calories versions are also fat free.
What about you?
What’s your favorite way to give your busy mornings a great start and stay motivated all day long? Share your ideas with us.