Make your mornings amazing.

I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think we’re finally at a point where I can wake up and start the day at a reasonable time (say, 6 AM), on my own terms (i.e. not to feed a small babe), at least a few days a week.  On those days, I do my best to embrace a few quiet moments, be even a tiny bit more productive than usual, and set the tone for an amazing day.  

Or, like… maybe just an average, mostly normal one.  But why not aim for amazing?

MAKE YOUR MORNING AMAZING

make your mornings amazing

Step 1: Do not look at your phone.  I repeat: Do not look at your phone.  This is your chance to start your day with your thoughts, your ideas, your plans.  The easiest way to derail these thoughts, ideas and plans… is to be consumed by someone else’s thoughts, ideas and plans.  Or, like, emails and tweets and news stories.  You might sneak in a quick meditation, read your favorite poem, start a morning pages habit, or simply say to yourself, “Today’s gonna be a good day.”  I like think over the Dalai Lama’s morning prayer… but sometimes, I just simply say, “Be good.”  Here are a few more morning reading recommendations.

making your mornings amazing

Step 2: Make a quick, easy and nourishing breakfast.  I used to be a breakfast skipper, mostly because I “didn’t have time.”  I’ve learned to prioritize my morning meal, though, and find myself feeling way less hungry (read: cranky) and way more energized.  My go-to lately: A bowl of fruit, a rice cake and a Protein Superfood smoothie using Amazing Grass’ new chocolate peanut butter powder, some ice and skim milk.  The plant-based powder is a mix of peas, chia, quinoa and hemp, along with 7 alkalizing greens and 9 nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables.

Step 3: Move a little.  You might go for a run, you might do some gentle stretching (I love this 10 minute sequence from MindBodyGreen).  Either way, there are definite perks (and research to back them up) to working out in the morning.

make your mornings amazing

Step 4: Match your manicure to your marble countertops.  Step 4 is purely optional.

Want to win some Amazing Grass Protein Superfood powder (your choice of Original, Vanilla or Peanut Butter Chocolate)? Leave a comment below!  One winner will be chosen on Saturday, August 6th. (Giveaway is open to US residents.)

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I am happy to partner with Amazing Grass on this sponsored post.  

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How do you make your mornings amazing?

10 thoughts on “Make your mornings amazing.

  1. The chocolate peanut protein powder sounds amazing! I do feel my best on days when I start with a 6am heated yoga class or a several mile jog. But I always start my day by looking at my phone…it’s my clock!

  2. i love mornings. these are some great tips…especially number one. (although i have to admit that i don’t follow it). i look forward to getting up on my own terms a few years from now (until then, baby alarm clock it is 😉 ). i split a smoothie every day with my 1.5 year old, and we would love to try this protein powder…the chocolate peanut butter sounds especially amazing 😀 oh and i got a good laugh from step 4 :p

  3. Awesome tips. Lately my hours have been quite hectic due to the hours I work but I love a good morning ritual that gets my day going great. I would love to try the vanilla flavor!

  4. I am obsessed with amazing grass! We actually use the kids version for Ethan to since he refuses vegetables 75% of the time 😉 I would love to give the peanut butter flavor a try!

  5. I’m not at that point yet… But on the rare mornings that I am up with one or zero little cherubs to tend to, I go on my back deck and water my flowers and take a few deep breaths and enjoy the peace and quiet before everything starts. Sets a great tone for the whole day !

  6. Great post!! I am NOT a morning person (read: don’t talk to me until I speak first). So, to brighten my morning my Step 1 is to always cuddle and play with my dog then start my day.

    Thanks to you and Amazing Grass for the giveaway! I would love to try the chocolate peanut butter flavor 🙂

  7. The chocolate peanut butter protein sounds like it would be really good. I like to start my day with a cup of green tea.

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