5 Ways to Kickstart Your Morning

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I always thought of myself as a night owl. I'd have energy in the evening, so I stayed up late. I'd be tired come morning, would have energy at night, & the circle continued. But the key to a bright & early morning begins the night before. Plain & simple. Take a look into my updated routine to see just how I made the switch from full-fledged night owl to rookie early bird. These are my five ways to kickstart your morning!

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1. Take Your Supplements

I take one multi-vitamin & two youtheory® Turmeric Extra Strength 120 Capsules every night after dinner. Taking my supplements has simply become a part of my routine. You can get youtheory turmeric capsules at Costco, along with pretty much anything else you could possibly need. Find the capsules by the vitamins & supplements section near the pharmacy.

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Be on the lookout for their new packaging & formula. The old youtheory turmeric capsule formula had 450mg turmeric per three tablets, but the new formula has 1,000mg turmeric per two capsules! Less is more, right? It's basically three times the amount of turmeric per capsule!

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The new youtheory turmeric packaging shows off the upgraded formulation as well as a more orange overall look. I like to take turmeric because it can help support a healthy inflammation response, healthy skin, healthy joints, while providing antioxidant properties. These vegan capsules are hypoallergenic, made without gluten ingredients, tasteless, & go down easy with a sip of water.

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2. Get A Good Night's Sleep

This step is vital. Every step after is essentially pointless if you don't have a good night's sleep. Sleep is essential to your overall health & well-being. No amount of caffeine will ever do everything that sleep does to heal & repair your body. If you're a night owl, set your alarm & go to bed. It's simple. Get eight hours of sleep.

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3. Drink Water

You got your solid eight hours of sleep, your alarm went off, & now you're up! Congrats! It gets easier from here, believe me. Rejuvenate yourself from the inside out with a tall glass of cold water. Add lemon or fruit if you desire, but the cold water is there to invigorate your metabolism & hydrate your body. I added a couple slices of orange.

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4. Eat Breakfast

Empower yourself with energy in the form of breakfast. Food has calories & calories are units of energy & you need energy to function throughout your morning. Here are my go-to breakfasts for a satisfying & wholesome meal: avocado toast with red chili flakes, yogurt with chia & some cereal, or oatmeal topped with chia seed, flax seed, allspice, & a bit of fruit.

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5. Have Some "Me Time"

Now that you're all pumped up & your morning is well on its way, take any amount of time to spend with yourself. I find that I'm more productive, happy, & motivated when I take a moment to enrich my own life with something. Mornings are usually pretty hectic, so I'm not spending an hour to casually read a book. I like to take 15 minutes to flip through a magazine, do some stretching, search for new music, or write down my to do list.

Have you ever tried youtheory turmeric before? How do you kickstart your morning? :]

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45 comments

  1. I wish I could sleep 8 hours every night but having to be at work at 7:30am in the morning doesn't currently allow for that. :p That breakfast looks yummy!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. I feel like sleep and water are the two biggest keys to healthy living of all time. Turmeric is super good for you too so I am really happy to see those capsules. When I had my knee surgery I ate so much ginger and turmeric.... really helped with the swelling.

    waltzandwillow.com

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  3. I wrote a similar post a while back and I totally agree with the water first thing in the AM! You've been sleeping for 6-8 hours and your poor body is probably so dehydrated! Great tips!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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  4. I used to think I was a night owl too (still think I am), but I've been working on becoming an early bird! But I'm horrible about taking my supplements. I should add them into my morning routine!
    Thanks!

    Kiersten

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  5. Ooh I need to get some tumeric! So many benefits

    Enclothed Cognition

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  6. I am not a morning person. At all. I find that staying in bed a bit and starting my day there before "really" waking up helps. Turmeric is something I haven't taken, but given what I keep reading, I need to! #client

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  7. I´m usually such a morning person but for the past few weeks I´ve been feeling so drowsy & just full on tired all day. I think I need to look into some vitamins or maybe just sleep longer, haha.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  8. Totally agree about me time, it makes a big difference :) xx

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  9. For me drinking water is the big one! I drink lots of water and it truly does wonder for my skin, for productivity, for happiness, etc... Good tips! I have some Turmeric laying around the house but haven't used it yet! ;)

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  10. Great tips! I'm not a morning person, but I find that taking a little bit of time to get my thoughts in order definitely helps kick start the rest of the day. Also, chugging a giant bottle of water after I brush my teeth helps wake me up for some reason :)

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

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  11. I've never tried tumeric but i really should! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  12. Turmeric is so beneficial for our bodies! I'm not a morning person but a up of water as soon as I wake up always energizes my body!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  13. I'm not a morning person but because of school i have to wake up early. Having enough sleep is really important because if not, it really hard for me to function the next morning. (Especially when caffeine didn't help because i get nausea whenever i drink coffee :(.) Another thing is that even though breakfast is important, i realised i always have no appetite in the morning. Hence i tend to gravitate toward water and smoothie to keep me hydrated and give me some energy. Also, i agree with your me-time!! I love some me-time because it help me to settle down and organised my thought! :)

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  14. Just the blog post I needed to keep me motivated! Sometimes it's so hard to get out of bed, but a great perspective when you wake up can be the best thing for you!

    http://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2016/09/13/No-dull-sock-in-nsight

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  15. All great tips for starting the day off well!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  16. I have sleeping problems. Some nights I only sleep 4 hours, because my brain is so active! I keep thinking thinking and thinking. I usually go to bed pretty early, but I end waking up 2 or three times on the early morning (alway after a dream, which I have 2 or 3 times per night). Its like a vicious cycle. I dream, the dream ends, immediately woke up, I stared at the ceiling to sleep again, fall asleep, have a dream again.... and everything repeats. Then finally woke up from bed on 7:30 (on weekends, I have office work 8 to 5 on the week) at that time I don't feel sleepy or anything... but when the clock hits 10:30 - 11:00 AM Im feeling exhausted.

    Im always trying things to help me feel more energized. Never heard of Turmeric, I need to get some. Thank you a lot.

    Kate x | http://katealifestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. Tumeric supplements have been my jam for a while- I swear they've helped with joint inflammation (for me, related to post-exercise swelling in my knees). I need to check this supplement out!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  18. great tips! I really need to take that advice about getting enough sleep. I usually run on 4-5 hours and get so tired by 5 pm

    www.prettyinleather.net

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  19. Amazing tips girl! I have truly seen such a difference since I started taking supplements. I feel so much more energized! I also love to get in a quick workout in the morning, it's a great way to start out your day :) loving your blog! xo Hannah

    www.thedailydelicacy.com

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  20. It sounds like I need to get on the Tumeric train! Great tips, I definitely am a nightowl but wish I was an early bird!

    Abigail Alice x

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  21. Love these tips Carmen! I always drink a cup of water when I wake up!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  22. Great tips pretty, I need to rest and sleep more too.

    www.tessyonyia.com

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  23. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    http://violettedaily.com/

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  24. I need to be better with some of these tips. Always need a reminder. Thanks for sharing!

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

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  25. I find that a nice big glass of water is essential for me feeling good the rest of the day :-) I like to get up early so I can take my time getting ready!
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I love waking up early and starting the morning with a good and energising breakfast! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  27. So nice!

    Eliana,
    https://around-eliana.blogspot.pt

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  28. I get up at 6:30 every morning. Now that waking up early has become a habit, I get tired earlier & head to bed around 10:30/11. :]

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  29. Sleep, water, & food are sooo vital to health. :]

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  30. I started off setting an alarm to remind me to take supplements, now it's just a part of my routine. :]

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  31. Totally. It takes at least 30 mins for me to really wake up. My eyes always feel so heavy! :]

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  32. Sleep longer & earlier. Now that I get up earlier, I'm wiped out by 10 p.m. :]

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  33. Water makes all the difference. Turmeric rocks too, however, plain ol' turmeric is hard to digest. This one has black pepper to assist. :]

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  34. The water can be so invigorating, that or a shower. :]

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  35. I understand that, I rarely have an appetite right in the morning. I usually have something small then have a breakfast a couple hours later. :]

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  36. That's the worst. The only thing that ever helped me with my waking up in the middle of the night is to be sooo exhausted - like a huge hike or something. :]

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  37. That's wonderful to hear. It's supposed to aid with join inflammation. :]

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  38. I'm be super mean & cranky with 4 hours of sleep, so for everyone's sake I always try to get at least 7. :]

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  39. A morning workout would be ideal! Maybe one day, especially if I get up even earlier. :]

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  40. That's a good reason to get up early too. I'm often pretty rushed. :]

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