Sunday, January 6, 2013

Starting My Morning Out Right

I haven't yet sat down to write about the new year. With everything that happened at the end of 2012, I'm still having trouble realizing that it is, in fact, now 2013. But because it is here, and because it's here to stay for another 359 more days, I better get to planning. 

Planning how to make 2013 just as great as 2012. Just as great as 2011. Just as great as 2010. If not,  better.

With juggling two kids, ages 2 and under, a full time job as a registered nurse in a fast paced critical care unit, and all the responsibilities that come with being a wife and mother, it is no secret that organization, planning ahead, and consistency are some of the key aspects for success. Or, I like to joke, survival.

For me? My morning routine is what sets the mood for the day. Whether it is going to be a good day or a bad day lies solely on how the morning goes. And because of this? It's important for me to start the day out right. So one of my new year's resolutions is to master the perfect morning routine.

There are five products that help me accomplish this; Crest 3D white vivid toothpaste,  Olay skin care,  Kashi GoLean cereal, Aquafina water,  Febreze Air effects.

With two kiddos that need my attention, more than I need my own attention, I don't want to forget that feeling good will set the scene for the day. And although my shower will not be taken until later on in the morning {hopefully before noon}, I at least need my two essentials. My crest toothpaste {a fresh mouth is key}, and my Olay moisturizer to make me feel refreshed and ready for what's to come.

Next, what I put into my body is crucial for how energetic I feel the rest of the day. And although chocolate and cherry pie was okay while pregnant, it is definitely not anymore. Kashi cereal is my favorite paired with a bottle of Aquafina water. It's amazing how much better I feel when drinking water throughout the day.

Lastly, I spray febreze in every room. I know, I know, you may be asking... "What, why?" There's something about a room smelling good that makes me want to... clean it. So if I spray it first? I'm then determined in the morning to have everything picked up and "looking nice." Doesn't mean that it's perfect, clean, and is nice, just means that it looks the part.

So that's my morning. Taking care of myself on the outside, inside, and a little good scent in the house will help set the mood for the morning. I'll want to put my super mom pants on and be determined to make the rest of the day a great one.

Now, if only I could tackle my next new years resolution..... or rather.... dream.

Controlling the weather.

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  1. I am the same way about mornings!! If my morning is stressful, then the rest of my day I'll be in a giant stress bubble. --And I've been trying to drink all water...and before I came to bed I asked myself "hmm should i bring water or diet mountain dew to bed with me?"...I chose mountain dew. & now I feel guilty... Also..addicted to febreeze sprays! I prefer Glade Plug Ins over the Febreeze ones. Also candles! Candles work wonders. Bath & Body Works candles seem to be my favorite so far. But you can get some really good ones from walmart too! you just have to pick the right ones! Right now I have my B&BW "London Calling" candle lit...tea & lemon. I LOVE it :)

  2. Great post, I love this and hate Mondays!

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