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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.
Get a Planner & Use it
| Planner: Ban.do via Shopbop |
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
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
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
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
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! 🙂
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. 🙂