This post is sponsored by General Mills and Nature Valley Bistro Cups. All opinions are my own.
Kate Middleton, Hillary Clinton, Lorelei Gilmore. What do these women have in common? They are all very successful. Each in their own way. I love Kate Middleton and have thoroughly enjoyed
stalking watching her journey through duchess life and motherhood. She is someone I look up to. I am not a fan of Hillary Clinton, politically, but again, she is extremely successful in politics. Lorelei Gilmore…who doesn’t want to be her? To raise a child at a young age, make it from a maid to the owner of your own inn, marrying Luke? Because, in my head, they are married now. Successful people intrigue me. I like to study certain habits of certain people and have learned a few things that successful people do every morning.
Make a To-Do List – I am a listoholic. I make so many lists throughout the day. Making a general list of things I need to get done really helps me to stay focused on what needs to be done. If I don’t make a list, I tend to get way off track and don’t ever get as much done.
Eat Breakfast – It’s no secret around here that I love breakfast. Eating a little something in the mornings helps to jump start your metabolism and get your body working. I am so beyond excited about the latest thing that I found at Publix the other day! Y’all. Nature Valley makes oatmeal in bistro cups. Meaning you can literally throw it in your brewing machine and boom. Breakfast is served! It is ridiculous how excited I was when I first saw this. It’s delicious, it’s fast and it’s pure genius. Run, don’t walk to try some for yourself! Oh, and don’t forget to grab this $3 off coupon!
Exercise – I don’t do this every morning, but I try to. Sometimes, life gets in the way and I don’t get a workout in until the night, or not at all. Exercising and stretching really gets me going. I feel like I get so much more accomplished when I get up and move for a bit. Even if it’s a few minutes, a 10 minute yoga sesh can do wonders!
Quiet Time – I enjoy reading my bible and praying in the mornings. It is not something I have been consistent with, but it really helps me focus on what matters and what is important. It prepares my mind and heart for the day. It really makes the biggest difference. Having this quiet time can be a very refreshing way to start the day on a positive note. During this time I also love to sip on a cup of coffee. It is relaxing and helps me really wake up and be alert and present.
Get Dressed – Yes, that is so “duh Logan,” but I have to make a conscious effort to do this everyday. Especially now that I am not working. I can get away with wearing pajamas most days, but I choose not to because there is something about getting dressed that makes me feel more confident and ready to tackle the day. Plus, it’s not as embarrassing when your neighbor knocks on your door at 3p.m. and asks why on earth you are still in your PJs (true story).
Now, back to this genius breakfast in a mug, Nature Valley Bistro Cups are so easy to make! All you do is:
1. Pour the oats into a mug.
2. Put the k-cup into your brewing machine and turn it to 6oz.
3. Stir the oatmeal and let it stand for 1 minute.
Breakfast is served!