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How To Start Your Morning Off Right

How To Start Your Morning Off Right

There are two types of people in the world: those who are at their best in the morning and those who are at their best at night. I am the latter. Mornings are rough for me. I'm cranky, groggy and generally just mad at the world. The later it gets in the day, the more my mood improves and the more productive I get. Creative bursts start to happen as the sun goes down and next thing I know it's 2am and I've written ten things. I've tried changing this pattern and attempted to force myself into being a morning person but it just wouldn't work. I'm a firm believer and perfect example of sticking with what works. Regardless of whether you're a night owl or morning person, you still have to wake up and get started. With that in mind, I've decided to share a few tips on how to start your morning off right and #FeelGooder .

Create a routine. I'm a firm believer in routines, especially in the morning. When you have them down, no thought is involved making it really easy to mindlessly navigate through the motions. After I manage to roll out of bed I immediately go to the bathroom and take care of some personal hygiene because that's important, I make my bed, get dressed, start my computer up and head to the kitchen for a much needed cup of coffee and breakfast. I don't look at emails or anything computer related till I've had a few sips of coffee. It makes it all a bit more tolerable. 

Eat breakfast. Whether it's a sit-down meal or something on the go, eat something. Preferably something nutritious and filling like ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Nutrition Bars . These are great to grab and run if you're running late or not in the mood to throw something together. Pair with a piece of fruit and your typical cup o' joe and you've probably got one of the healthiest breakfasts you've had in a while. They're also a great option for mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks in case you're an eggs and bacon breakfast person every single morning. The Perfectly Simple Nutrition Bars let you snack good and feel gooder.

Get organized. Nothing is worse than just diving head first into the day without a real plan of action. Create a list of three tasks that absolutely have to get done today whether it's because of a deadline or another reason. Make a list of priorities and blocking time in your calendar to accomplish certain tasks will help keep you on schedule and be more productive. 

Regardless of what time of day is your favorite, we all have to wake up at some point. These three simple tasks make it easier to roll out of bed and get started on a positive foot. The main thing to take away is to create a routine that works for you and stick with it. Once you find the best process for you, you'll notice waking up might still be unpleasant, but easier to manage and you're getting more done throughout your day.

Perfectly Simple crafts their snacks using the “less is more” theory. They take time to choose the perfect blend of healthy, tasty ingredients for a simple feel-good snack . I have to say, they're on to something because their nutritional bars are delicious. The Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk is my personal favorite so far. It's filling and gave me more energy in the morning than I've had in a while which was a nice little surprise I wasn't expecting. Here are some additional details about the brand and the nutrition bars .

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