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Are your kids back in school yet? We just started back last week, but I am personally going back as well, and start this coming week. With everything going on, I’ve decided I need to have more of a set routine to get my days started out right. Here are some tips for any Mom to help you get your day started out right.
1. Wake up 1 hour before your kids. This will truly make a difference. Even if you’re “not a morning person” you can become one! Having that extra hour in the morning you will be amazed at what you can get accomplished! For me, it means having time to actually shower daily. If I don’t get up before the kids, I’m more than likely not going to shower. I admit, though, this is hard. Something I’ve found helps me wake up on those hard days to get going so early, is using Clean & Clear Morning Burst. I love this face wash, and it really does give me that morning burst. Though sometimes I like to switch it up with the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub.
2. Positive Affirmations! Start your day with some kind of positive affirmation, and you will have a better day. Things still might not go smoothly, but you’ll have a better attitude and can deal with the homework left at home, or missing shoes a whole lot better.
3. Eat Breakfast. And lunch, and dinner, and drink a lot of water. It doesn’t have to be a big affair, but start the day with something nutritious. Whether it be cinnamon rolls, cereal, or a healthy shake. As my friend over at Our ADHD Story recently said as she’s taking more control of her health “Food is to fuel my body and mind…”. You wouldn’t drive on a long trip without first giving your car gas. So don’t start your day without the fuel needed, and remember to fill up as needed before you run dry. Maybe even indulge halfway through your day with these Raspberry Marbled Mini Cheesecakes.
4. Go to bed early. This just makes sense if you start getting up earlier as well. This is especially going to help my mind stay alert for the kids as well as my own studies as I go back. I tend to stay up way too late, and then try and get up early, and it just doesn’t work well.