With three young children, mornings around here can get chaotic. Being prepared is the only way to survive mornings like this. From time-saving strategies and quick breakfast ideas, like Day Starts from Tyson, there are ways to minimize morning stress and start the day off right! I’m sharing 5 of my strategies that work for making our mornings easier.
5 Tips for Making Mornings Easier
Have a Breakfast Plan – Like Tyson Day Starts
Breakfast is really important. It affects my whole day when I skip it. A good breakfast does not need to be complicated or take a long time to make. I love Day Starts from Tyson since they offer a high protein breakfast that is quick and delicious. I recently stocked up at Walmart on some Day Starts for our busy mornings, along with some of our favorite fresh fruits and coffee to have on hand for a great breakfast.
I chose the Breakfast Flatbreads: Egg, Sausage & Cheese, as well as the Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuits.
Made with quality, real ingredients, Day Starts have 24-34% of your daily protein requirement. For me, this makes a huge difference. I feel satisfied longer and I’m not reaching for an AM snack or that extra cup of coffee.
Somewhere along the way, I thought eating a light breakfast was the right way to start the day. But it always left me tired, unenergetic and reaching for snacks mid-morning. By enjoying a breakfast, like the Day Starts Flatbread Breakfast below, I’m satisfied until lunch. This results in less calorie consumption for me. More energy and eating less is a win-win for me
Take it To Go
Despite how fast Day Starts take to prepare, some days, time for a sit-down breakfast just isn’t there. But that’s no excuse for skipping this super important meal. Day Starts also is great to take & go.
I put my coffee or tea in a tumbler and give my Day Start Biscuit a quick wrap with some paper so it stays warm and is easy to carry. It’s perfect for an on-the-go breakfast.
Prepare Lunch the Night Before
Another way I keep mornings simple is by having lunches prepared ahead of time. We plan out everything the night before. This way, you deal with any lunch-choice conflicts when you have the time, not 5 minutes before you need to leave the house.
Set the Stage
I like to have clothing picked out, ironed and laid out. I also make sure all bags are packed so that everyone can just grab their bag and go! Nothing is left to plan in the AM.
Consider a pick-up zone where everything is located. I have my son’s backpack packed and ready to go, shoes laid out and my husband keeps his keys, wallet and phone here. This way, in the AM, there’s no running around the house in a frantic search for items. In the afternoon, evenings, use the same zone as a drop-off zone for mail, notices from school, backpacks, and anything else you need to sort through.
Keep a Routine & Review Your Schedule
Stick to a routine for easier mornings. We try to wake up the same time every morning as this helps set your internal alarm clock. I try to also have my kids in bed the same time each night and I stagger their wake up times. For example, I always get my son up first, dressed and eating breakfast. Once I know he is set up, I then wake my 2 year old twins. It helps me to not have everyone running around the house at the same time.
In addition, I always review my schedule the night before. It’s natural to forget an out-of-the-ordinary appointment or event. Reviewing your schedule will cut down on those ‘oh-no’ moments that get you running (usually late!).
Do you have any tips for making the morning rush more simple?
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