5 Easy Habits to Start Your Day Off On The Right Foot

by Alli

This post has been sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc., General Mills and Cheerios. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I’m such a morning person. My family thinks it’s crazy that I like to get up before the sun and enjoy the peace and quiet before my day begins. They must not know that several studies have shown that morning people are happier and more productive. I totally agree!

I haven’t always been a morning person. When my kids were babies, I remember daydreaming about getting a full night’s sleep and the possibility of actually sleeping in some day. As the years rolled by, I found that I liked to get up before everyone else to plan my day. These days, I practice 5 Easy Habits to start my day off right. They’ll work for you too!

5 Easy Habits

5 Easy Habits to Start Your Day Off Right

Starting your day off right actually begins the night before. Having a regular bedtime, laying out your outfit (and your kid’s outfit) the night before helps tremendously. I even set the breakfast table the night before, too. All these little things add up to more time and less stress in the mornings.

1. Make Your Bed

If my bed is made, all is right with the world! There’s just something about making my bed that’s calming and adds order to my day.

5 Easy habits to start your day off on the right foot

2. Exercise

If I don’t exercise first thing in the morning, I won’t exercise at all.  Because I’m a morning person, I have much more energy in the morning than I do mid-afternoon or at night. I grab a glass of water and hit the treadmill or take it outside.

Take A Walk - 5 Easy Habits to Start Your Day Off Right

Whether you do yoga or take the dog for a brisk walk, getting some type of exercise first thing in the morning will energize you. Try it!

3. Shower and Get Dressed

I mostly work from home and it’s tempting to stay in my pj’s all day long. But I don’t! I shower, get dressed and show up! I feel so much better when I’m dressed and ready to face my to-do list.

4. Meditate/Think Positive Thoughts

I take time every morning to meditate and think positive thoughts. If I’m going to have a positive day, I need to think positive thoughts.

5. Eat a Hearty Breakfast

I firmly believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and my favorite breakfast is a bowl of Cheerios Oat Crunch with a splash of almond milk, topped with berries or fruit. I grab my morning cup of coffee and my easy, nutritious breakfast is ready.

5 Easy Habits to Start Your Day Off Right

It’s easy to start my mornings with a delicious breakfast that’s healthy and satisfying. NEW Cheerios Oat Crunch is my favorite because it’s made with Multi Grain Cheerios, topped with whole grain oats and real cinnamon. You can find it in the cereal aisle at your local Walmart.

Cheerios Oat Crunch - 5 Easy Habits to Start My Day Off Right

Cheerios Oat Crunch delivers substance in every delicious bite, featuring visible whole oats added to the O’s for added texture and a great crunch. I love that Cheerios Oat Crunch has no artificial colors and contains 9 vitamins and minerals. It’s also a good source of fiber.

Cheerios Oat Crunch - 5 Easy Habits I Do To Start My Day

When I include these 5 easy habits every morning, I’m ready for whatever my day has in store for me. You don’t have to be a morning person to incorporate these habits into your morning. Just don’t be surprised if you gradually become a morning person.



robin rue July 31, 2018 - 6:54 am

I am a non bed maker. I have had some people completely horrified by that when I tell them lol, but it just doesn’t make sense to me. A good breakfast is a MUST for me, though, and I am excited to try this cereral!

Amber Myers July 31, 2018 - 10:57 am

I do try to do these things since I am NOT a morning person. I try to make mornings as easy as I can. This cereal looks SO good.

Melissa Chapman July 31, 2018 - 11:10 am

All great tips to help start the day. I have to get those Cheerios because we love all the other flavors and have to try a new member of a trusted family of cereals.

Jeanette July 31, 2018 - 11:30 am

I will have to confess I do not make my bed nearly as often as I should. I do exercise just about every day and I usually feel good but I do it. Breakfast I definitely eat healthy because it is the most important meal of the day.

Glenda Cates July 31, 2018 - 11:35 am

I have been so low on Energy that I know I need to change things and that means making the bed as it it would show I have accomplished something for the day and getting p each morning eating Breakfast with my son before he goes to school.

Tasheena July 31, 2018 - 12:36 pm

Great tips! Making my bed in the morning. Really sets my mood for the day. It’s just nice to come home to an organized house.

Sarah Bailey July 31, 2018 - 3:55 pm

What some great ways to get your morning off to a good start. I have to admit I am not a morning person, I used to be when I was younger. Perhaps one day it will roll around again.

Carol Cassara July 31, 2018 - 11:06 pm

Those are great habits to follow when you want to make sure you’re living a healthier lifestyle. I like having a routine in the morning because it helps me get ready for the day ahead!

Liz Cochico July 31, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Making up the bed is automatic for me as soon as I get up and that’s what I’ve been teaching my children since they were young. I love your tips.

Lisa Martin July 31, 2018 - 11:13 pm

One out of 5 isn’t bad right? I have to make my bed each morning, sets the day off wrong if I forget. These were some good tips.

Louisa August 1, 2018 - 4:08 am

I am a late night girl. But the sound of a heart breakfast gets me up in a time. I worked from home for a few months and the temptation to work all day in my pyjamas was a real one. Definitely checking out Cheerios Oat Crunch when next I’m at the store.

Chubskulit Rose August 1, 2018 - 5:52 am

I can’t stress enough in reminding myself to make their beds first thing in the morning when they get up. It is the very first accomplishment you could achieve during the day.

Kathy August 1, 2018 - 9:37 am

That cereal looks so good. I would love to give it a try. I’ll be looking for this the next time I go shopping.

Kelly Reci August 1, 2018 - 10:35 am

I am always one for making my bed every morning. When I see an un-made bed throughout the day, it really gets me frustrated and I just have to make it!

Peter August 1, 2018 - 3:26 pm

I can’t make my bed first thing so, I sub it out for a living room sweep and mop everyday instead. Great list

Heather August 1, 2018 - 10:37 pm

I actually JUST bought this cereal today! I can’t wait to try it tomorrow.

Heather August 1, 2018 - 11:41 pm

Excellent tips! I always feel good when I know my bed is made! Those Cheerios look like a great way to start the day!

Anosa Malanga August 2, 2018 - 12:10 pm

Couldn’t agree more on your top five list. Definitely thinking positive thoughts and a good breakfast make a good start for the day.


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