5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Morning

02 August 2016


I am not a morning person. At all. Mornings are always slow going and I dread getting out of bed when the sun is low. Luckily, I work from home and am able to get started at my own pace in most cases. I don't necessarily spend the majority of the morning in my bed looking at my phone but it does play an important part on getting my day started. So, today I'm sharing 5 important, but very easy, ways to jumpstart your morning with the help of my new sidekick: SnackWell's Biscuit Thins. 

Who else remember's Snackwell's Devil Food cookies? Nom, right? SnackWell's is back and with a new breakfast staple I guarantee is a keeper. As I said before, morning just isn't my thing, which means breakfast is one of those rare occurrences between heading straight to the inbox with coffee in hand, or running out of the house for a meeting, often completely forgetting about that morning essential. 

Well, these perfect for on-the-go or at-home breakfast biscuits are easy to remember, especially when placed next to your coffee maker as a little reminder. Each pack of four biscuits contains 44g of whole grains, is made with coffee and is a good source of protein and fiber. Plus, it's free from high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils. The Biscuit Thins come in 4 flavors, French Vanilla Latte, Caramel Macchiato, Dark Chocolate Mocha and for fall, Pumpkin Spice. They're pretty tasty alone, but lightly dipped in coffee while checking emails is my ideal pairing for kicking off the morning right. But, that's just me.

Here's 5 easy ways to jumpstart your day...

1. Hydrate
First things first, hydration when you wake up in the morning. It helps jumpstart the body and makes getting to work so much easier (i.e. it's fuel for the brain). Drink at least 8oz before your first cup of coffee and don't forget to continue hydrating throughout the day. 

2. Eat Breakfast
Yes, I forget about this essential meal a good chunk of the time, but that doesn't make it any less crucial. Like water, it's fuel for your brain and keeps you going to avoid your midmorning coffee and bloodsugar crash. I packed a couple of Snackwell's Biscuit Thins in my desk drawer and purse(s) just in case I forget to fuel up in the morning. 

3. Get Organized
I am obsessed with creating lists. Every morning before flipping open my computer I put together a to-do list to tackle throughout the day. There's just something fulfilling about checking off each individual task along the way. I also use Google Calendar and a paper planner to plan out my week, due dates, and special events.

4. Take Small Breaks
Working straight through the day is the best way to feel burned out and quick. Taking small breaks on a regular basis to stretch and refresh helps to keep me focused and clear.

5. Get Dressed 
If you work from home chances are you spend a good amount of time in your pajamas or workout gear. I'll admit that's the majority of my uniform if I'm not leaving the house, but I have found that taking the time to get dressed makes me feel like I'm heading to the office, even if it's in the next room. It's like having flowers in the office, I feel more productive and avoid any 'dressing ruts' in the future.
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