5 Ways to Practice Self-Care in the Morning

This post is sponsored by MegaFood. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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This summer, I made a conscious decision to better nurture myself in the morning. I was so used to waking up and diving headfirst into the hustle and bustle that by the time 9 AM rolled around, I was already feeling depleted. I partnered with MegaFood® to bring you 5 quick and effective ways to make sure you are making time for self-care in the morning.


5 Ways to Practice Self-Care in the Morning

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  1. Take a mindful sip of your beverage of choice: You have ten seconds to fully indulge in your beverage. Whether it be hot tea, coffee, water or juice take a moment to close your eyes and notice the temperature, the texture and any aromas that you smell as you take a sip from your drink. 

  2. Take your vitamins: I am one of those people that if I don’t follow a strict routine, I forget things like taking my vitamins. We recently switched over to MegaFood vitamins for the entire family with its launch of a new line of Multivitamin Soft Chews (excluding Lennon because he’s too young). But friends, these new Multivitamin Chews are made with vitamins, minerals and added food from trusted farm partners. They are non-GMO, tested for 125+ herbicides and pesticides, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy- and soy-free and only contain 3 grams of sugar per serving. What I love about them is not only are they chewable but they help fill any nutritional gaps that might be missing from our diets. I also love that MegaFood is working with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to petition the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and asking them to ban the use of harmful chemicals like glyphosate from the harvesting process. I absolutely love that they are on the leading edge of advocating for chemical-free food products. Here are the exact vitamins we’ve been working into our morning routines to support our health and well-being*:

    1. Women’s Multivitamin Soft Chews: These chews are jammed packed with B and D vitamins and include farm-fresh organic cranberries.* They are super convenient to take in the morning since they come in brightly colored pouches you can’t miss.

    2. Men’s Multivitamin Soft Chews: These tropical flavored chews include B vitamins for energy production and nervous system health as well as D vitamins and farm-fresh organic turmeric root.* 

    3. Kids Multivitamin Soft Chews: Antioxidant central in these vitamins. They have vitamin C, E and other nutrients that may be missing from Winter’s daily diet, which is great since we know getting toddlers to eat well-rounded day in and day out can be a slight challenge.*

  3. Make a gratitude list: This is one of the smallest shifts that has made the biggest impact in my life. Every morning (whether I have crying, happy, needy, independent, loving or mad children around me), I take one minute to jot down three things I am grateful for. Doing this has done wonders for mindset and I go into my day feeling so thankful for what I do have instead of focusing on things that don’t matter like my long to-do list. 

  4. Ground: Try this as you walk from one room to another. Imagine that while you walk your feet begin growing roots and connecting you to the floor underneath you. Grounding is so good to help you find a sense of calm and can really help you navigate those stressful moments in the morning like for me, arguing with Winter about the necessity of wearing shoes to school! 

  5. Ditch the cell phone: This is a must! We live in a digital age where it’s so common for us to reach for our phones before we connect with the people in our homes. For a while now, I charge my phone outside of my room and I don’t look at it until I have been up for at least 30 minutes (and an hour on the weekends). It’s helped me stay present with family and make sure I am getting in self-care before I dive into the world of text messages, emails and news. 


Is there anything you do in the mornings to get yourself going on the right foot? 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.