Your mood through-out the day is greatly dependant on how smoothly your morning goes. I find, if you have a bad morning, you set your self up for a bad day.
Sleeping in is the worst. It’s awful when you wake up, and your bed feels really comfortable, and for a few seconds it is bliss…. until you see the time. I’m terrible for switching off my alarm and just ‘resting my eyes’, which turns in to an extra 45 minutes in bed.
We’ve had some major morning fails due to this. One incident involved hastily getting myself and Neil dressed for school and making it out to the bus stop 7 minutes after waking up. This meant Neil had to finish his toast at the bus stop, which wasn’t ideal. Because Neil has ASD, he thrives on routine, and this crazy turbo morning totally threw him off completely and resulted in a total meltdown later in the afternoon.
I have to be much more careful now, and I set myself a few alarms to make sure that never happens again.
My number one morning win, which is always a sure way to set me up for a good day, is waking up one hour before my alarm. The bed feels so much better when you lie back down, and that hour of sleep feels fantastic, almost like you have stolen an extra hour. For some reason, when the alarm goes off after the hour I feel so much more refreshed and ready to take on the day!
Getting the kids off to school with everything they need is a success story in it’s own right, especially in our house. That sinking feeling when you get back from the school run to see someone’s snack bag/ homework/ P.E kit sitting on the kitchen table… and it’s a regular occurrence now that I’m trying to co-ordinate two children.
Dosed with man flu, a Monday morning can be a pretty daunting experience. So imagine my surprise when I came downstairs last week to find the stove lit, and both kids dressed and ready for school. What a victory for me, to have a lie in and wake up to a warm, calm house on a fluey Monday morning.
Of course, the downside to this little winner was that I didn’t have time for breakfast before heading off to work. In fact, there are many morning when I head to work before I’ve had breakfast, which is a terrible habit, and I find I spend the rest of the morning snacking.
When I was given the opportunity to try some new Crunchy Belvita Breakfast Biscuits I knew they would perfectly suit me. They come in three flavours, Chocolate, Apricot and Hazlenut, and they slowly release energy over 4 hours, which stops me snacking at work!
I’m usually a bit of a chocolate fiend, but my favourite of the three has to be the hazelnut, because I love the extra crunch it adds. Although, it’s hard to decide, because the chocolate flavour is lovely dipped in a hot drink. Whatever you choose, team a packet up with a nice hot coffee (or tea, if that’s what floats your boat…) an apple and a wee yoghurt and you are sorted. They have come in so handy when I’m running late for work (do you see a theme developing here…. yes, I tend to be late a lot).
With a packet of these in my bag, I feel safe in the knowledge that no matter what kind of morning I have to face, (even a 7 minute turbo morning) I’m going to get a good feed in to me, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is a major #MorningWin.
Have you tried the new belvita breakfast biscuits? What did you think?
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