And now we are finishing up this short work week so we can celebrate Thanksgiving with family. Can’t wait to see everyone!
Happy Thanksgiving week!
Happy Thanksgiving week!
Here’s to many more life, project and random documented years.
1. Go to bed at a decent time. We try to go to bed between 10:30-11 p.m. Any later and it’s pretty regretful the next morning.
2. Don’t hit snooze. I often fail with this one, but when I do get up the first time my alarm goes off, I normally feel more awake than on the mornings I hit snooze.
3. Drink a glass of water. This helps hydrate and wake me up at the same time.
4. Open windows. There’s just something about good, cold fresh air in the morning.
5. Work out. Sometimes it takes me a few minutes to get up the nerve to start my work out. But I never regret it after it’s over! I’ve learned that if I don’t do it in the morning, I never will. Working out in the morning gets my blood rushing and I have discovered that it helps me stay awake (normally) at work.
6. Take a cold(ish) shower. If I take a hot shower in the mornings, I tend to stay in the shower way longer than necessary and get sleepy. A quick, colder shower is key!
7. Eat breakfast. Usually coffee and eggs, fruit, pancakes, or cereal. I can’t make it to lunch without eating a good breakfast. Also helps kick in my metabolism and gives me energy.
8. Pick out your outfit the night before. I fail horribly at this. But it always turns out well when I do pick out my outfit (at least in my mind) the night before.
And now you have the tried and true formula to becoming a morning person.
What are some ways you kickstart your mornings?
1. Baking/cooking – substitute 1 cup for 1 cup of vegetable oil.
2. Frizzy hair calmer – with your hands, run a dime-size amount of coconut oil through your hair, mainly getting the ends.
3. Makeup remover – I normally wash my face with soap, then rub on some coconut oil to get whatever’s left. Don’t get it in your eyes!
4. Face moisturizer – dab a little coconut oil all over your face before going to bed (I now look ten years younger!).
5. Lip balm – I like to rub on a little when I moisturize my face.
6. Acne controller/scar smoother – Loren has been using coconut oil on his face to control acne and smooth scars, and it has helped so much.
7. Shaving cream – use just like you would shaving cream. My legs feel smoother after using coconut oil than after using regular shaving cream.
8. Insect Repellent – mix oil with peppermint extract and rub it over exposed skin.
9. Sunburn relief – apply as you would aloe vera. I have found this works way better than aloe. It’s not sticky, you don’t get itchy, it keeps your tan, you don’t peel, etc.
10. Dish soap – just kidding.
11. Teeth cleaner – known as “oil pulling”. I tried this twice and gave up because you have to swish the oil around in your mouth for 20 minutes and I’m just not that patient. But I hear several people have had wonderful results from oil pulling.
Do you use coconut oil? What for?
Saturday we finally had a pancake party with the Daku kids. We ate lots of pancakes and bacon, watched cartoons and played an entertaining game of Quelf. Thanks for the fun and laughs, guys!