Family Health

A Glimpse into My Morning Ritual for a Happy & Healthy Day {#WakeUpWithBliss}

March 8, 2019

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Mornings can be tough during the days I work as a nurse at a medical day center. My morning ritual on work days is unfortunately nonexistent due to being up before the sun rises and heading quickly out the door in time for my 10 hour shift. However, my days off are a different story. I savor every minute of my time off and enjoy self care, relaxation and togetherness with family. My morning ritual on my days at home helps me feel revitalized and motivated for what is to come.

To give myself a few minutes of alone time and the ability to clearly plan out my day without distraction, I wake up before the rest of my family. One of my essentials to getting my day started off on the right foot and feeling fully awake is a cup of coffee. On my days off, I enjoy making pour over coffee because this method allows for a custom cup of coffee while also resulting in more flavor and overall aroma. After my coffee is made, I add a quality cream for further flavor and richness. My new favorite plant-based addition to my morning coffee is Coffee mate® natural bliss® Plant Based Half & Half Unsweetened. With only 10 calories per serving and zero grams of sugar, this half & half is a creamy and delicious option to start my day off right. Created with a blend of almond milk and coconut cream, Coffee mate® natural bliss® Plant Based Half & Half is also available in Vanilla. The vanilla option adds a subtle sweetness with just 2 grams of cane sugar. Either variety adds body and smoothness to your cup with a delicious pure taste.

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After I create the perfect cup of coffee I like to pair it with a colorful breakfast to energize me for the day. Fresh berries, pumpkin seeds, oats and a sprinkle of flax and chia seeds is a favorite protein packed breakfast that keeps me satisfied until lunch. While I enjoy my breakfast, I grab my planner and organize my to do list so I have a plan for the day. This keeps me motivated and also allows me to have a well thought out day that ensures some down time.

Another way I get motivated and ready for the day is through essential oils. I love to diffuse citrus or lemon blends to help awaken me and boost my energy. My morning ritual is all about creating a refreshing start to my day through the things that I love. I want to feel gradually energized and ready to take on what my day brings in the morning. Coffee, a healthy breakfast, setting daily intentions, and diffused oils are all part of my morning ritual that bring happiness and motivation at the start of my day.

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