A Fresh Morning Start

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Recently the long hours of work have been conspiring with the summer heat to leave me utterly drained by the time 3 'o' clock rolls around. Since retiring to the couch for a nap for a isn't exactly an option, I try to prevent that wilted feeling altogether by easing into each day. It begins with resisting the urge to reach for my phone right away and choosing a quiet activity instead. Reading, doing a crossword puzzle, or washing the dishes is the perfect way to start the morning with a sense of order.

Workout inspiration

Next up is a bit of activity before the sun makes even wiggling a pinky finger seem like a major effort! Sometimes it's just a stroll through the neighborhood with the dog, or sometimes it's a jaunt to a nearby workout studio, but as long as I get my heart pumping I feel more prepared to sit at the computer for the next ten hours. 

Summer foods

Last but not least, the right breakfast makes all the difference! It can be tricky to find a meal that gets me through to lunch without also weighing me down, but lately a smoothie made with fresh berries, nut butter, and yogurt are just what the doctor ordered. Wash it all down with a tall glass of water, pop some vitamins, and I'm all set to dive into the day!

Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration with Carefree and SheKnows. All opinions are my own. Images: Citysage Instagram

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