Good Mornings

Hope you all had a Happy Easter!

Our mornings have recently been starting very early (5:30AM). I think it would be easier if we slept straight through the night but alas, that is not the case yet. So, despite my being a morning person, I have recently been having a tough time getting out of bed, especially today. It always seems to be a little harder to do so the day after a holiday.

Regardless, I think starting the day off right is key:

I'm not sure how I gave up coffee for my whole pregnancy. I guess I was sleeping a lot more then so I can't imagine what I'll feel like next pregnancy. Coffee is key to getting my energy up. Most days, I have at least one cup.

A positive attitude.
I could whine and complain about how tired I am. OR I could be happy we leave early enough to catch the sunrise (albeit from our car). The latter sets the stage for a much better day. After all, waking up means being alive and that's a blessing.

Well-rested sleep.
Just because I don't get eight straight hours of sleep doesn't mean the sleep I do get is bad. I try to get at least six hours of good rest. I still aim for eight but it's difficult. Nonetheless, good sleep is important.

A good breakfast.
I don't only been healthy or nutritious, haha. I also mean pretty breakfast that makes you excited that it's morning time. Pictured below is cream of wheat with sprinkles, a childhood favorite of mine that continues to be a favorite. It looks magical to me.

Be excited about the day(s) prior, or to come.
It's always nice to acknowledge the good in life. The good times, good people and good food. This past Easter weekend was full of so much love and joy. I told my husband waking up on Easter Sunday almost felt like waking up on Christmas (my favorite holiday) morning. We even made it to mass early! Being excited about life has a way of making early mornings less sluggish. 

What's something you to to get your morning going?

1 comment

  1. Yes to all of these! I find that when I eat breakfast I feel so much better the rest of the day. It can make all the difference. :)