Let's get one thing straight, I am NOT a morning person. As much as I would like to be, I have come to the fact that early mornings will never be my thing (unless I need to make an early flight that is taking me somewhere tropical). I went two year straight waking up at 5:30 in the morning so I could get my workout over before I headed to work, and guess what, I was miserable! Besides those two years, I was fortunate enough where my work day never started before 9am, and now that I have two kids, I am blessed that my boys are pretty late sleepers.
Because I'm not a morning person, lets just say that I'm not the most pleasant person to be around when I wake up. However, I have a few tricks that not only help me feel more awake, but they instantly put me in a better mood.
The first is drinking lemon water. Even before I make my coffee, I down a glass of water with lemon. It's not only a great way to get your system going in the morning, but it's important for digestion, and helps flush out any toxins. I am a huge water drinker, and notice that my energy level is lower on the days that I don't get enough water.
After my lemon water, I have my coffee. I have to admit that on most days I drink two cups of coffee, as it gives me life. Something that I try to do daily, is get up before my boys so I can have a little me time, and enjoy my coffee in peace and quiet. I can't tell what this does for my mood. Not only am I a much happier person in the morning, but I feel like I'm more productive throughout the day.
Being comfortable in the morning also effects my mood. Because I don't work out until the boys go down for their naps at noon, I am in my pajamas for a good portion of the morning. I'm one of those people who are always cold, and with the air conditioning blasting, socks are one of the first things that I reach for. This pair from Happy Socks is my favorite. Happy Socks are known for all their fun prints and colors, and not only am I obsessed with the brand, but my husband is too! I mean, who wouldn't be happy wearing these socks? Now I'm not one to normally walk around in my skivvies, but I had to share these very happy underwear. Not only are they cute, but they are extremely comfortable.
The last thing that puts me in a happy mood, any time of day, is having my nails done. There is something about a good manicure that makes me feel put together. Being a stay at home mom, I rarely have time to go to the nail salon, so I end up doing my own nails. I've always loved the idea of fun nail designs, but had never been able to do them myself. That is until I discovered Jamberry. My friend Jill, who is a Jamberry Independent Consultant, sent me some samples to try, and I am truly impressed. I mean, how cute are my polka dot nails?? Jamberry are nail wraps that easily stick to your nails. Not only are they simple to apply, but there are so many patterns to choose from. I highly recommend checking them out here, and trying them yourself.
I'm also excited to be giving away a sheet of rainbow nail wraps to one lucky winner (each sheet provides two manicures and two pedicures). To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below. I will be choosing a winner at random, and announcing them on Friday's post, so make sure to stop back! (Open to US residents only).
Robe: Victoria's Secret| Sweatshirt: Nation LTD| Socks c/o Happy Socks| Underwear c/o Happy Socks| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Mug: Anthroplogie
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