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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 "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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