Do you find yourself struggling to wake up in the morning, energized and ready to take on your day with a killer attitude? Me too! I have a super solid sleep routine that includes a diffuser of my favorite sleep oils and all I want to do in the morning is snuggle up under my warm covers.

You see, groundhog day is a real thing in a parent’s life. For us, this includes getting out the door by 7:15 am for school and work. Who wouldn’t be excited to get up while it’s still dark for that!?!?

But you see, in my heart I know that my approach to life is not only important for my own success, it 100% rubs off on the rest of my family. Elie and Charlie can smell blood in the water – if they get a whiff of weakness for me, they immediately bring out all of the reasons why they can’t go to school.

My absolute favorite trick to get us all up and running is to start our morning by watering our diffuser. In the morning we convene in our kitchen to get dressed, eat breakfast and take our vitamins. I pour water from our countertop tea kettle into our diffuser, that I boiled the night before so it’s cold by morning. Then the girls pick their favorite uplifting blends and add a few drops into the diffuser.

This is also the first thing I do when I get to my desk at the office too. It feels like I’m opening up life for the day with a simple and healthy habit. I take a deep breath in before life’s forces can come crashing in… Kids, colleagues, email and social media.

Want a quick hack if mornings are too rushed? Water your diffuser the night before so all you have to do it push start in the morning!

Kick Ass Morning Blend

I love to share blends where you can swap out oils with your personal favorites or what you have on hand. Here’s my simple formula for a killer morning blend:

💛 2-3 drops of any “mint” oil (Peppermint, Wintergreen, Spearmint) OR 2-3 drops of any “tree” oil (Siberian Fir, Arborvitae, Douglas Fir)
💛 2-3 drops of any “citrus” oil (Wild Orange, Tangerine, Lime)
💛 Cold and flu season? I’ll swap out the citrus oil with On Guard for that extra immune boost

Hope you found this tip helpful and that it helps you conquer your days!