No More Crazy Mornings!


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Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella has tips to make sure that you have no more crazy mornings.

September is a crazy busy month and one that many people struggle with. Often you need to get used to new routines, new schedules, new living arrangements for school, etc.  Sometimes it seems like it just takes one thing to go wrong in the morning and everything else just implodes!  🙂 

Thanks to my mom and her engineer personality, I have always been one that thrives with organization and schedule. For today’s blog post I wanted to share a few tips to ensure that you have no more crazy mornings and you can take on the day ahead with a smile.

Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella has tips to make sure that you have no more crazy mornings.

Get a Planner & Use it

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I use planners, and yes, I have more than one.  🙂 Having a place where you document all your schedules, tasks, deadlines and lists in one place is very handy. I don’t know how I would function without my planners.  I prefer an old school planner, but there are also apps available to use, too.

Each evening I will look in the days ahead so there are no surprises in the morning. By reviewing my planner I will know what time to get up, what I will need to have ready to go in the morning and what I will have time to do the following day. A planner is the key to  ensure that you have no more crazy mornings.

Make Lunch & Don’t Skip

Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella has tips to make sure that you have no more crazy mornings.

Make your lunch and any snacks you will need the night before. Always! It is one less thing you will have to do in the morning and you are more likely to pack a wholesome lunch when you aren’t rushed. Kellogg’s® Special K® have a variety of products that you can incorporate into your lunch or snacks and will help to keep you going for the all those new challenges that lie ahead.

I love that Special K celebrates strong women everywhere, encouraging us to work hard for the life goals that make us our best selves!

Get Organized Early

Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella has tips to make sure that you have no more crazy mornings.

Another thing that I do to ensure I don’t have a crazy morning is pack my bag and set out my clothes. It sounds silly (and quite possibly juvenile), but it is two less thing you need to do in the morning. There is nothing worse than running around like a maniac in the morning trying to find a book you will need or your favourite tank top.  Many days I have to go from one activity to another, so I will have any additional clothing I will need packed in my bag, too.

It literally will take five minutes and so worth the effort in the evening.

Make Breakfast Easy

Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella has tips to make sure that you have no more crazy mornings.

We all know we shouldn’t skip breakfast. Some meal prep, such as cleaning and cutting fruit when you purchase it really helps to make meals like breakfast easy. I often use a Kellogg’s Special K cereal and add cottage cheese or yogurt plus fresh fruit. I am not super fond of milk in my cereal, but this kind of breakfast helps to fuel me through the morning so I can tackle my day without a rumbling tummy.

Hangry Bella isn’t a happy Bella.   🙂

Wake & Then Relax

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Set your alarm 20 to 30 minutes early so that you have time to relax instead of jumping out of bed and running out the door. Whether you use that time to text a friend, listen to some music, read a chapter of your favourite book or snuggle with your cat…it is time well spent and can help to set the tone for your day.

At first getting up early may seem like an impossible request, but within a month it will be a habit. Stick with it!  🙂

Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella has tips to make sure that you have no more crazy mornings.

Don’t forget to plan your meals for the week and make a shopping list…it totally helps keep you on track and on budget. I try to get my shopping done on the weekends and I picked up my Special K products at my local Fred Meyer. They always have a large selection of my favorite Kellog’s Special K products, from Kellog’s Special K Granola, Cereal, and Bars to snacks like Kellog’s Special K chips.

Check out more inspiration and ideas to help fortify yourself on the Kellog’s® Special K® Social Hub! Also, check out below for a giveaway.  🙂

Have a wonderful day!  This whole week is supposed to be beautiful here, so I am trying to get outside as much as I can. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I really appreciate your support and love.  🙂

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  • Nicole Parise

    Great post! It is especially important to stay organized when busy times come around. 🙂
    xx nicole
    nicoleparise.com

  • Gwen Mulholland

    These are great tips and any way to help slow down crazy mornings are the best. I need to start waking up earlier because I tend to get up and go.

  • Great tips, I started using my planner again and it’s made a big difference!

    Hannah, http://www.thecatsandcoffee.com

  • Jeanette

    Pays to have a planner and then I just sort of winged it (is that a word? LOL?) after a while. I need to get back to using a planner it does make life a lot easier. Usually I just get up and start working, I need to learn to relax a little bit beforehand. This is a great reminder.

  • Anita Fonte

    I use my iphone instead of a planner. I schedule all my appts and activities on it and back it up on my icloud.

  • Candy Kage

    I am a very organized and wake up early every morning. When I am most productive.

  • These are great tips!! And that photo of you on the stairs is simply ADORABLE

  • I am such a planner. I guess it’s my engineer personality! 🙂
    These are such great tips for getting ready in the morning. I do pretty much everything you suggest. I couldn’t live without my planner either.

    • Thank you Jenn, Hope you try the tip out! my mom an engineer she works the same as you hehe!

  • Melissa Ann

    I live and die by planners. I have about 5, and if it weren’t for them, I don’t know where I’d be, especially now while we’re in between homes.

  • I have 3 planners and honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. I was trying to explain why I kept so many to someone once + they just didn’t get it. And YES to picking out your clothes in advance! I never did until this semester, but I have 5 possible outfits for the whole week all ready to go + then I just pick one from the bunch and I’m out the door. SUPER helpful!

  • Savannah Ward

    I have one big paper planner but use Google Calendar 24/7. I love having both because I can keep track of my schedule no matter where I am!

    xoxo http://thealwaysblog.com

    • I have never used google calendar before but have heard great things about it.

  • Samantha

    Awesome tips! I couldn’t survive without my planner, and I love the idea of waking up a little early to relax. 🙂

  • This is fantastic! Glad you found ways to make it so you have no more crazy mornings 🙂

  • Love your point about waking up then relaxing! and breakfast! Both are so important for me starting my day off right!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

  • No crazy mornings?? That would be amazing, I have discovered I love to get up before the kids do and just chill and get things done at my pace.

  • Marvina Musser

    These are great tips. My other thing would be to make your bed, so that you are less likely to get back into it. Sometimes when we are in a hurry we forget about out bed…but if you want a more relaxed morning instead of a crazy morning, remind yourself to make your bed every morning and you will feel calmer and ready for the day ahead.

    https://itiswellwithmysoul741.wordpress.com/blog/

    • Haha yes making your bed is always nice to do. I aways feel better leaving my room clean before I leave for my day.

  • mckenna bleu

    Your nails are so fun! How cute is your cat!! Its eyes are so pretty!

  • Dee

    The older I get the more I have come to realize that I need to make sure to write everything down. I find myself not forgetting big things, but some small things.

  • Cristi Motto Comes

    These really are great tips, i especially like the idea of waking up early so you can relax a bit before jumping up. I don’t especially like the wake up early part but otherwise it totally makes sense. And always having breakfast, so important to fuel yourself for the day! {client}

  • Julie

    These all such great ideas! Especially getting up early, I always feel at ease when I wake up earlier than I have to!

  • Dina Demarest

    It’s so important for mornings to be easy and quick! I have to have the kids eat an easy breakfast and get out the door too.

  • Kasandria Reasoner

    Great tips! I agree about the planner. I use mine daily.I’ve been working on getting up earlier. It’s not been easy, but working at it! Great giveaway as well!

    • Right, Planners are key in life haha. Getting up early isn’t easy but keep trying you will do good.

  • Carly Ned

    I could not survive without my planner! I love this post because I hate mornings! Thanks so much for all the great tips 🙂 Xx http://thecarlycollective.wixsite.com/mysite

  • These are great tips. I try to use a planner, but end up slacking after a few months. I really need to stick with it.

  • Michelle Champalanne

    These are really great tips! I definitely find that laying out my outfit for the next day & packing my bag the night before are both good time savers.

    Michelle
    mikipetite.com

  • You are on top of it…so organized and inspiring me to do the same! When I don’t decide on my outfit the night before, sometimes my mornings can become so stressful. What awesome tips for a great day!

    • Thank you Jessica, I hope you use some of them! Thank you for stopping by.

  • Miss ALK

    Your kitty is precious and reminds me of the one I had growing up! And yes to planners- I still need to buy my 2016/17 one!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Marly

    I love how you paired the cereal with all those delicious fruits and cottage cheese. Makes me want to eat a bowl of that goodness right now.
    Marly
    http://www.GirlyLove.org

    • Its so good, I always have cereal with milk so I like to mix it up every once in a while.

  • Greta Hollar

    Bella you are so stinkin cute! Love the photos of you and your fur baby!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • WhispersInspire

    All great tips! Staying organized, making a great breakfast and using my trusty planner is my everyday routine.

  • Oh my gosh, I love this! I am a major fan of organization but would love for my mornings to be a little less chaotic!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  • Elly Leavitt

    Planners are such lifesavers!

  • I does help to have a planner. I need to be organized this way so I can do more in a day and won’t have to skip meals.

    • Planners help me so much. if you don’t like planners you can alway use your phone!

  • Lindsey Maestas

    You are so cute! I love all of the colors! 🙂 Eating lunch is such a struggle for me sometimes because I literally just forget haha. But these are all great reminders – thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • You’re the cutest. Planning everything out surely helps me.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Macarena Ferreira

    Omg can we talk about how cute you are?!! I totally need to get into the habit of making myself a quick and healthy breakfast. I have a bad habit of always rushing out of the house and skipping the most important meal of the day. :/

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

    • Awww thank you so much, trying making meals the night before. With a busy life you should always eat a great meal.

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    If I don’t plan I don’t get anything done. There is always so much to do and so many crazy mornings! You look so adorable in your photos! So cute

  • paulaschuck

    I love that planner. SO adorable. Your cat is cute as a button. I agree on getting things out the night before. That helps us a lot here.

  • Lauren Marie Happel

    I am not sure if there is such thing as a non crazy morning in our house. I try to be organized and plan and it never seems to work lol

  • Diana

    So many great tips – honestly, if I don’t plan ahead for a good breakfast and lunch I am a mess all day long – it’s the one thing I absolutely need to have a solid plan for in order to get through the day in one piece!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Planning out my day is definitely the key to success! These are awesome tips and I just love that planner. Another fabulous post

  • Such great tips! Especially with starting the day off in a relaxed tempo. I will do that tomorrow!

    http://tealattewithstyle.com/

  • This is a great post, Bella! I, too, live by my planner(s)! They’re great! Have an awesome weekend!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Bella, you are such a cutie! Loved the post and great tips!! Love ya!

    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  • Ummmm your cat is so adorable. And I actually love those chips! Lunch is so important, I do not understand how people skip it. I would seriously turn into the hulk or pass out. Me when I am hungry is not so pleasant to be around. lol

  • Thank you for these tips. I seriously need to get a planner and get my life in order. I rely on my phone right now but I feel like writing it down would make me feel more organized with my schedule.

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    • Thank you so much for stopping by Meghan! paper is my go to and always will be hehe

  • Ricci

    These are great tips! Mornings are my favorite time of the day, but they are about to get smoother! BTW, I love your cat! Those eyes!!!

    • Thank you, Im glad you enjoyed them. My cat is so bad aha you can take her.

  • Cat

    These are all great tips! I do all of the above to make sure my mornings run smoothly (the am is my favorite time of day!)

  • now that i have kids, for the first time in my life, i am no longer a procrastinator. i can’t get my stuff done fast enough for the next day so that when they’re finally in bed, i can relax, or maybe even sleep lol. thanks for the tips!

  • Such fabulous tips. I have so many crazy mornings but I definitely want to try and follow some of these. x

  • I live and die by our schedule. With two businesses a blog, 5 kids & 3 dogs its the only way I would survive. Also, always planning and prepping ahead. Great tips and I will have to try out some of those Special K snacks & breakfast items. They always have tasty treats!

    • I totally agree, I cant even imagine doing what you do!!! You rock it girl.