The power of morning routines is undeniable.
When you win the morning, you win the day.
And as creatures of habit, we thrive off routines.
But travel throws a wrench into our routines, since vacation, by definition, is an experience outside of our daily habits.
My morning routine is so engrained in my daily practice that I often feel antsy and a little “off” when I don’t do it.
And part of my routine is a healthy breakfast.
But again, travel often throws a wrench in our healthy eating habits.
Do you feel the same way?
To beat this wrench-throwing travel fiasco, I found a solution to help me feel my best on vacation.
And I had to share it with you, because the solution is incredibly simple:
Eat the same healthy breakfast every day.
So simple, yet so effective.
Last week, I traveled to Virginia to visit family.
And on the first day there, my Mom and I went on a wild goose chase through town to find the precise breakfast items I wanted.
Apparently, Ezekiel cereal is hard to find, because we went to 5 grocery stores before finding it…
But once I found it, I had it every morning with warm unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon, and creamy almond butter.
Simple breakfast. Simple routine.
And the power of this simple morning routine on vacation was undeniable.
I didn’t feel antsy or “off.”
I didn’t overindulge the rest of the day, because I started my day strong.
I ate ice cream almost every night with my family, and looked forward to it each day, knowing I hadn’t eaten unhealthy from the very beginning of each day.
I felt great.
I didn’t spend time guessing and wondering what I would have for breakfast the next day.
And I looked forward to my breakfast each morning.
Your Action Step:
When you’re traveling, establish a morning routine by eating the same healthy breakfast each day.
Perhaps you go to the same café and order the same thing each morning.
Or perhaps you do a quick shop for cereal and almond butter that you can have in the hotel.
No more time wasted, wondering “what should I have for breakfast?” or “where should we go out to eat today?”
Winning the day.
What will your travel edition morning routine be?