Let’s get real today. It seems like everyone I know (both in the blogging world and in real life) is going through some major life changes lately. This season has been super busy and maybe a bit stressful for all of us, including me. Today I’m talking about some changes I’m making this Fall for a more relaxing morning routine.
What has your schedule been like lately? Pretty full? I know mine has been. We are about a month and a half out from the wedding. For the past few months we haven’t had a lot to do to get ready, but now it’s all picking up the closer it gets.
Right now I’m working part-time as a nanny in addition to blogging. Over the past few months I’ve gotten way busier with sponsored posts and other fun opportunities for my blog, so it’s been requiring a lot more of my time.
With such a long to-do list, I’ve been starting to feel overwhelmed and stressed a lot more. It seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day! But to cope with this, I’ve been making a few changes to how I start my day. Getting off of on the right foot makes all the difference.
Set the alarm 15 minutes earlier
Lately I’ve been trying to set the alarm for 15 minutes earlier on the days I know I have a lot to get done. I’ll admit, there are mornings (like today) when the alarm goes off and I just go “nope!” But when I am able to convince myself to get up a tad earlier, those few minutes make such a difference! I always feel like I get WAY more done on these days, even though it’s just a couple minutes.
Usually my breakfast consists of scrambled eggs and coffee. Making breakfast like that takes time, though, so I’ve found a way to simplify breakfast time. I just discovered Nature Valley Bistro Cups. It’s oatmeal that you make in your brewing machine.
After you brew a cup of coffee, pour the oat packet into a mug and pop the bistro cup into your brewing machine. Breakfast in under a minute!
I really liked how hearty and filling these Nature Valley Bistro Cups are, too. Breakfast is a must for me, and I don’t like feeling like I’m still hungry after. This oatmeal is packed with lots of ingredients that will make you feel great.
Keep off social media
In the past couple of weeks I’ve been challenging myself to stay off of social media during my morning routine. I’ve found that it really helps me slow down and keep my mind from getting too busy first thing in the morning.
Prioritize the to-do list
I always have a to-do list for the week and often for each day as well. Lately I’ve been highlighting 3 or so tasks are “top priority.” No matter how my day goes or what else comes up, I make sure to focus on getting those things done. Even if a few other tasks have to get pushed to another day, it’s ok.
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It’s the first week of Fall, and I’m celebrating with the second annual Fall Welcome Week! I’ve teamed up with lots of great bloggers to share all sorts of posts that celebrate the season. We’ve also got a great giveaway, so be sure to enter!
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