Today I am sharing how I get a fresh start each morning as part of a sponsored post by NESTLE Coffee-mate. All opinions are my own.
Mornings haven’t always been my thing. There are still some days I wake up and think, “not today”, I am not a morning person. However, the last year or so I have discovered that with each morning and each start to the day, good things can come. Ensuring a fresh start daily is important.
Getting back into a schedule that works for me hasn’t been a walk in the park lately. One night I am up most the night with a sick kid or just trying to catch up on work. Then some evenings I am fighting that urge to doze off right after dinner. This inconsistency makes any morning routine tough. It also makes for a stressful start to the day.
I just cannot have that. I have been trying different things to find the perfect solution for me in the mornings. I use to get up before the kids, pour a cup of coffee, fit in some time to work and get my day in order with daily schedules and lists. That works great for me normally, however, I needed something to more. Something to help relax and inspire me to make it a great day.
What I have been trying to do each morning has actually been helping tremendously. I set a little area up for me in the peace & quiet. I recently purchased a white serving tray dedicated to such activity.
I light a candle to help create a relaxing and soothing atmosphere.
Then, the coffee. One thing that will always be included in any morning routine I create is my morning cup(s) of coffee. Depending on the mood I wake up in, a nice creamer is added, such as NESTLE Coffee-mate French Vanilla or Hazelnut.
Aren’t these amazing bottles inspiring just on their own? Coffee-mate (once again) partnered with David Bromstad to launch these limited edition bottles exclusive to Target (available nationwide through September 5, 2015). The creative wrappers were designed by David Bromstad himself, with the theme “The Art of a Fresh Start”.
For me, the bottles remind me of summer and happiness. Definitely a great visual to have in the morning.
Once I have my coffee and a relaxing scent, (but before I start planning my day) I have been taking 10-15 minutes to color. Yes, adult coloring. I came across a book one day about coloring to help relieve stress. I gave it shot and it really does help calm my racing mind in the mornings.
No matter how the day ended the previous night, I have the a new morning to get my mind right, get inspired and get ready for an amazing new day.
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