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We can’t all be morning people, and I’d be the first to admit that I’m a complete grouch most mornings, especially if I haven’t had a good nights sleep. However, if you don’t have a good start to your morning, productivity can go down the toilet, which is not what you want.
So how can you jumpstart your day? Here are 5 ways to get your day started on the right foot.
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
One of the best ways to kickstart your day is to have a good nights rest. Limiting your electronic use at night, which includes cellphone and computer, and social media can help. Also merely taking a relaxing bath before bedtime may help ensure you get the best night sleep you can achieve.
Believe it or not, exercising in the morning can give you that boost of energy that you’ve been looking for. It also helps to get your metabolism going. That doesn’t mean that you have to run a marathon, but instead, a simple walk around your neighborhood or even some situps or squats can help. Any exercise that gets your heart rate going is just what you need.
There’s a reason that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, make it a balanced breakfast and not just coffee alone. Consider having some cereal, fruit, and protein to your diet. And if you’re running low on time, consider some orange juice and whole grain toast.
PLAN OUT YOUR DAY
When you plan your day, your day will go by so much smoother since you will be on task. However, don’t exhaust yourself, but do what needs to be done urgently. Keep a journal and make entries of your must-do tasks, including appointments that need to be taken care of throughout the day. Tackle your urgent tasks first before moving on to those that can wait for later.
KEEP HEALTHY SNACKS ON HAND
It’s inevitable that you’re going to snack at least once during the day. Whenever the urge hits you, it’s always best to keep healthy snacks on hand. One of my go-to snacks is Harvest Snaps! They’re crunchy veggie crisps, that are made from high-quality ingredients and available in nine flavors. While I just LOVE Black Pepper flavor because of its kick, there are two brand NEW flavors that I just need to try, Parmesan Roasted Garlic and White Cheddar.
Harvest Snacks are so deliciously good that you’ll find them in the produce section of your favorite Safeway grocery store. The first ingredient is of course veggie, (green peas, black beans or red lentil) and there’s no artificial flavors or colors. Many of the flavors are also gluten-free certified and some are even non-GMO.
If you’re in the Denver, Colorado area on Saturday & Sunday, 29th and 30th at 11am, you’ll have the chance to sample Harvest Snaps for yourself at Oktoberfest Denver, where Harvest Snaps brand ambassadors will be handing out samples near the entrance.
Starting your day off right will make you feel better about yourself and what you have achieved, and will help you get more done so that you can relax and have more time to do the fun stuff.