Monday, October 1, 2018

Five Tips for a Smoother Morning

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We all dread it: the sound of our alarm wailing at us each morning, beckoning us out of our comfy bed and into the crazy of the morning. There's something about those early hours that can feel so rushed and stressful: the people to get ready, the bags to pack, and the places to reach. And your morning can be even worse when you don't have time for coffee - especially when it's the only thing that helps you function! Mornings on the go can be hard. Check out these tips to make yours a little bit easier!

1. Pack Things Up the Night Before.

One of the biggest ways to make your morning easier is to take care of everything that you can the night before! I've found that if I can make myself think through my day (my lunch, my workout clothes, my baby's bag, and more), then I can prepare everything I possibly can. This saves me precious time (and stress) in the morning, and keeps me from struggling to find keys or other necessities that can make me late.

2. Get Up Earlier.

This isn't a very popular option, but boy does it help. I've always been a "shower at night, get up at the last possible minute" type of girl, but I've found on the days that I can make myself get up early (maybe to work out, get stuff done, or just sit and enjoy breakfast) I truly do feel more with it the rest of the day. Not to mention, I have time to unwind and wake up a bit before the crazy of the day sets in.

3. Grab Your Caffeine To-Go.

Before I got pregnant, I wasn't a huge coffee drinker. But now? I can feel myself craving it!! In an ideal world, I'd have plenty of time to sit and enjoy some coffee at home each morning, but that's just not realistic! I also don't have time to sit in a drive through for overpriced coffee. My solution? Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee! It's literally the number one selling flavor in premium and bagged coffee for the past three years, and is the perfect fall flavor, so you've got to give it a go. I'm always looking for a way to get my caffeine fix in a hurry (and without spilling anything on the way out my door), so the convenient on the go iced coffee option is perfect and delicious. And the best news is that you don't sacrifice anything in the name of flavor. It can save you time while waking you up at the same time! Pick one up today at your local Circle K.


4. Find Your Routine, and Stick to It!

If you're a mama, routines can change just as quickly as your kids. But they typically seem to be the same for at least a small season. This year I've got my routine down to an art: I know just how early I have to get up in order to get myself ready, get the car packed, wake up my son, get him ready, and get us both where we need to be without making myself late. I don't change things up in the morning, don't dawdle, and don't leave room for error or change. Stick with what works until it doesn't work anymore, and then find a new routine that does work! 

5. Go to Bed Earlier and Avoid Time Suckers. 

I'm so guilty of staying up too late doing mindless things. Isn't it the worst when you look down and realize you've wasted an hour that you should have been sleeping scrolling through social media instead? I'm a night owl at heart, but I'm trying to convert to being more of an early bird. My husband has helped me a lot with this because he has to get up so early that I've just been trying to go to bed by 10pm when he does. It's hard to make my mind shut off, but I do find that I wake up feeling more rested and more ready to take on the day. (And if I'm struggling, there's always that Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Spiced Iced Coffee!)

Hopefully these tips will get you on the right track to an easier morning! I know they've definitely helped me convert the crazy into a bit more calm. You've got this!



  1. I am all about packing up and preparing for the day the night before. Anything that saves me time if I have to head out the door, is a win for me. I've never tried this drink before, but it sounds yummy. :)

  2. I can't start my day without coffee. I also have a routine and in order for my day to go smooth I like to write down what I have to do the next day.

  3. I LOVE dunkin pumpkin coffee! I never knew this came in "to go" bottles I am so so happy now!!!!

  4. This has me rethinking my whole morning! I definitely need to prioritize so I can enjoy those early moments even more. This Dunkin' coffee sounds delish too! I haven't tried their version of pumpkin spice, so I'll have to give it a go!

  5. I'm all about making mornings smoother and easier. And I've gotta try this pumpkin iced coffee, I love all things pumpkin!

  6. All great tips!! I am far from a morning person, so anything I can do to make it go smoother I am all about. I get up way earlier than normal just to make sure I get everything I need to get done in the morning before work. I have a set routine for most of my mornings which works best for me.


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