I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gevalia Kaffe. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
My morning coffee is really important to me. It kick-starts my day – and I just love a good cup of coffee. However, since becoming a mother, I seemed to be getting that cup of coffee later and later. Or, I would brew it and it would grow cold as I took care of the kids. Somewhere along the line I realized that I needed my quiet morning time. As much as I wanted to hit that snooze bar, the quiet and solitude of the morning just has so much benefit to me and my day! Here are 5 Reasons Why I Wake Early Before My Kids:
Quiet ‘ME’ Time
The solitude of morning is the perfect time to get some moments to yourself. I get so much more done because I’m not taking care of anyone else. If I pack lunches and backpacks and lay out clothes the night before, I truly have enough time to actually shower, change and look somewhat put together for school drop-off. It feels good to start your day feeling put together – rather than a frazzled mess!
As I mentioned, my coffee is the way I kickstart my day! I recently started drinking Gevalia Kaffe and it makes the experience so much better.
I love to pair my Gevalia Kaffe with some of my favorite biscotti (for dipping of course!). Just in time for some cooler fall temps, I love the medium bodied Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s made with real milk and combines the flavor of pumpkin spice latte froth with the rich, never bitter Espresso coffee. There’s a little cinnamon, some ginger flavors and the premium flavor of Arabica beans. It’s a luxurious coffee experience!
When I want a cup without the froth, I enjoy Gevalia Kaffe Majestic Roast, which has long been a Gevalia fan favorite. This bold blend is now available in K- Cup® Pods. I love the bold, dark and earthy flavor of this coffee. Best of all, being able to enjoy my Gevalia in the early morning solitude is the BEST way to start any day.
Being up early gives me the time to really look at my day and plan it. I make a to-do list, enter reminders in my phone and block out calls/appointment times. I start organized and realize that my whole day follows suit! An added bonus, that morning rush is alleviated.
Truth be told, when I wake up the same time as my kids…or when my kids are the ones waking me up, I can be a bit grouchy. I feel bad that my kids have to wake up to that! By waking up before them, I’ve already gotten dressed, ready for the day and had my cup of Gevalia Kaffe! It’s a win-win for everyone.
Time for Healthy Habits
With more time, I find that I’m taking my vitamins, supplements and eating a good breakfast. On days we don’t have to go out, I can fit in a morning workout or brisk walk if my husband is still home sleeping. The time becomes an investment in me.
Share with me in the comments below : Do you wake up before or after your kids? Why would waking up earlier work / or not work for you?
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