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Wake Up Happy: Tips to Add Some Spunk to Your Morning Routine

Written by leanne

This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine.

 
If you are like me, the way things go for my morning tends to set the tone for the whole rest of the day. With school about to start, I’m starting to get back into my normal morning routine, and decided to give it a bit of a make-over to set myself up for successful mornings and a happy attitude throughout the day! Here are some of the things I am doing to “Jazz Up” my morning routine: 
 
Wake Up Call- My son recently  showed me how to use a song from the music library on my phone as an alarm tone. Since I set it up, it’s been so much fun to wake up to a nice, energetic song rather then the same annoying alarm tone everyday! 
 
Early Bird- Something that I have been attempting for a while is to wake up a full hour before my kids do. While this is a bit of sacrifice (I sure love sleep) but the quite time in the mornings is so worth it. It is so nice to be able to get myself ready in peace. It really puts me in a good mood for the day.
 
• Daily Motivation– A fresh morning is a fantastic time to get yourself motivated to tackle challenges with renewed energy. Take some time as you are getting ready to give yourself a little pep talk! Whether its some daily scripture or meditation time or something as simple as a sticky note in your bathroom with an inspirational quote, find a way to give yourself a little extra something to motivate you for the day ahead. 
 
Stretch it Out– Breath some life back into your body by taking the time to do some morning stretches. Every morning I try to take 1 or 2 minutes to do just a few simple yoga poses with my kids before we walk out the door. It is incredible what a difference it makes. It really helps us to focus our minds and bodies and to just take a moment to breath between a hectic time getting ready for school and racing out the door. 
 
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Something to Smile About– When the things in my home are just a little prettier or decorated nicely, it makes me smile! I recently found out that LISTERINE® (UltraClean & Total Care) are now available from Target in fun new chevron patterned bottle. Because I am so in love with anything chevron patterned at the moment, it’s a great way to add a little extra beauty, to make me happy while I go about my morning routine. These bottle are available in four different colors and flavors ( Cool Mint, Fresh Mint, Arctic Mint, and my personal favorite, Fresh Citrus) making it totally customizable to my own personal style and taste. It makes me feel like I have something made especially for ME to help me feel pampered and taken care of in the mornings (while I take care of everyone else’s morning needs). And because LISTERINE is the #1 dentist recommended brand, my teeth look so clean and healthy that I want to flash that smile even more! 
 
 
I have found that a happy start to the morning leads to a happy rest of the day, so try to add some extra spunk to your morning routine so you are smiling the whole day through! Pick up your bottle and Save Now with Target Cartwheel.
 

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