This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and Tropicana.

You’ve heard about “waking up on the wrong side of the bed,” right? Some days, that happens. But often, you can get out of that morning funk if you make a conscious effort to start the day off with GOOD. Here are some little things I do to make sure my day gets off to the right start:

  1. Stay in bed.

    No, not all day. But I love waking up and snuggling with my little girl for a while before we start the day. Tickling her, singing songs and reciting nursery rhymes, snuggling and nursing… it’s hard to be in a bad mood with a giggling baby in your bed. Even if you have no baby in your bed, spend 10 or 20 minutes in bed before rising. Stretch really well. Read a chapter in your book. Turn on your iPod and listen to your new favorite song. Relish the softness of your bed.

  2. Shower and get dressed ASAP.

    Many days lately, Anneliese is in a GREAT mood in the early morning, which means she’s able to entertain herself for a little while without needing me. If I can hop in the shower, wash my hair, shave my legs, and get dressed in REAL clothes (You know what I’m talking about, mamas. Pants that zip. No elastic.), I tend to feel better about myself for the rest of the day and accomplish more, too.

  3. Start with a great breakfast.

    I’m not typically a breakfast person. Don’t get me wrong – I love breakfast foods. It’s just that I don’t wake up ravenous, and often get sidetracked doing other things until I get hungry, look at the clock, and realize it’s already 11:30. HOWEVER, I’ve found that if I eat a really good breakfast within an hour or so of waking, I’m more likely to stay on track nutritionally the rest of the day. I’m less tempted to have (grain free) cookies and coffee for lunch, and more likely to have a big salad with veggies and meat in it. What’s a great breakfast, to me? A few strips of bacon and an egg or two cooked in the bacon grease is a classic. Tons of protein and good, energy-dense fats, which serves to provide lots of fuel for my day and keeps me full for a long time.

  4. Have a plan for the day.

    I don’t mean a super-ambitious plan with 15 must-dos. I just mean having a couple of overreaching goals for the day. That might mean seeing a friend in person (any friend, any activity, just to get adult face-time), working on a craft (crocheting half a hat, or cutting out pieces for a baby dress), improving the house (hanging up 4 pictures on the wall, doing a load of laundry, or dusting the shelves), or even just making sure to recharge (going for a walk, or watching a favorite movie). Having a realistic goal for the day early on makes it much more likely that I’ll accomplish that goal. Then, at the end of the day, I’m not left to wonder “Where did the day go?”

  5. Get some sun.

    Early in the morning, stepping outside for 10 minutes or even throwing open the curtains to brighten the room is a great way to start the day. Not only does real sunlight welcome a cheerful feeling, but it also re-sets your circadian rhythm, making it easier to FEEL awake, and easier to go to sleep later.

Tropicana can help put the good in your mornings, if you’re a fan of juice. Each 8 ounce glass has lots of vitamin C, and a good amount of Potassium and Folic Acid. Also, it tastes good if you don’t drink it right after brushing your teeth (toothpaste and orange juice are a deadly combination).

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284 Comments on 5 Ways I Put the “Good” in my Mornings

  1. Vivian Colon says:

    I turn off the radio on the way to work so I have time to reflect on the day and life in general. I give hubby a kiss first thing in the morning and that ensures a great day for us both.

  2. Girly says:

    Great advices. Personally, what makes my morning “good” is staying of front of the mirror, smiling and expecting the challenges of the new day:)

  3. Tabathia B says:

    I sneak me time in by drinking a mt dew with a chocolate chip muffin

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  4. susan smoaks says:

    i like to start my day with a nice cup of coffee and a good breakfast
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  5. Sand says:

    I wake up early and walk my dog which gets my heart pumping and makes my dog happy!

  6. Jenny says:

    A cup of tea and a crossword puzzle, love those! 🙂

  7. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…my wife & I are usually able to get in a 45 minute morning workout, skiing machine & treadmill respectively, and have our juice, coffee, & breakfast smoothies before the kids wake up…good way to get the day started.

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  8. nancy says:

    i put the good in morning with orange juice and low fat, low sugar foods

    nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

  9. R Hicks says:

    I put the good in the morning with a tall glass of Tropicana oj and a hearty breakfast
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  10. Diane Baum says:

    I put good in the morning by taking my dog Ms. Mitzi for a long walk.

  11. taylorbagels says:

    Good in my mornings is always my kittys that I love so much and a good breakfast of eggs and whole wheat toast when Possible

    electricisland(at)gmail.com

  12. c y says:

    We work out after I get the kids breakfast and lunch which really helps.
    spcale at yahoo dot com.

  13. Christal Couturier says:

    I kiss and hug my loved ones then have my coffee and OJ

  14. Rachel S says:

    I turn off the radio on the way to work so I have time to reflect on the day and life in general.

  15. Happi Shopr says:

    I give hubby a kiss first thing in the morning and that ensures a great day for us both. 😀

  16. Justine says:

    I prepare my morning stuff ahead of time so that things flow smoothly, this really helps to have a good morning!

  17. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I put the good inn good morning by eating a healthy breakfast (with Tropicana, of course!) and reading the paper. I’m both fed and informed! Thanks!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  18. Tamara says:

    My morning always goes better with a good breakfast and to have a plan for the day too.

  19. dddiva says:

    I do have awesome days but I am not a morning person lolol Having as much prepped ahead of time helps things get off a bit more smoothly.

  20. Becky says:

    The good in my morning comes when the sun is out and shining I make sure all my windows are open and I can smell the outside.

  21. Geoff K says:

    I put the “good” in my morning with my favorite ritual of getting up early, enjoying a big cup of coffee and watching a favorite TV show I recorded the night before or, if I have the time, a movie, while I get in my morning workout. Thanks!

  22. Darlene says:

    I start each day with breakfast since it is the most important meal of the day. I get up very early, sit at the computer. The house is very quiet and peaceful.

  23. Eve says:

    I always make sure I read a quote every morning to lift my self up and have positive thoughts throughout the day

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

  24. Auriette says:

    I try to snatch a few moments to read while my husband is in the shower. It helps me relax a bit before starting the day.

  25. Rosey says:

    I get up an hour earlier than anyone else…take my shower and start breakfast before the first alarm clock even sounds. It makes everyone’s day start off good because we’re not hectic and rushed trying to share the same space.

  26. Rosey says:

    I get up an hour earlier than anyone else to keep the good in the day. If everyone’s up and running at the same time we just end up grouchy and out of time to do the things we need to. I get up, shower, and start breakfast before the first alarm clock even goes off.

  27. Pauline M says:

    On Sunday’s, I will make a bunch of different flavored waffles for my kids like banana waffles, cinnamon waffles, or some awesome recipe I find online and freeze them for my kids to enjoy on school mornings. It’s quick and works great! This way, we don’t feel rushed in the morning!

  28. Sarah L says:

    The good in my morning comes from doing as much as possible the night before so I don’t have to stress out.
    Thanks for the contest.

  29. Theresa says:

    I put the good in my morning by waking up 30 minutes before everyone else, so I can have a little quiet me time. Then I have the energy to focus on making sure everyone else has some good in their morning as well.

    Thanks!
    Theresa

  30. Margie says:

    A cup of coffee in the mornings goes a long way in helping through the day. Thanks for the contest!

  31. Joanne Schultz says:

    We get up each morning – that’s good!
    We all love oatmeal, so that is a pretty quick breakfast to make & eat! Plus using milk on it makes it even better nutrition-wise. So we’re all off to a good start to the day!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. latisha depoortere says:

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  33. latisha depoortere says:

    Honestly not a morning person have to have my coffee first then will eat love oatmeal anytime!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  34. Erica C. says:

    I take a few minutes in the morning to do a crossword puzzle…wakes me up and gets me thinking.

  35. Crystal F says:

    My youngest gives me 7 kisses before I drop her off at school. I don’t know why seven but I’m not going to complain. My oldest gets a big hand squeeze and I love you before she gets out. She’s too old to let her friends see her loving on her mommy. lol Thank you!

  36. Suzanne K says:

    I will sometimes get up a bit earlier and enjoy the peace and quiet with a cup of coffee before the rush of the rest of the day starts. Good, balanced breakfast is a must for all around here … or moods suffer!

  37. Kristie says:

    I put the good in my morning, by getting up earlier than everyone else and drinking a cup of coffee while it is peaceful and quiet.

  38. Alicia says:

    Making the cats get out of bed too. If I can’t sleep, neither can they!

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  39. brenda helgeson says:

    I start the day with my favorite music and yoga

  40. I make breakfast and serve milk to drink!

  41. PauleyD says:

    I put the good in my morning by eating a healthy balanced breakfast and giving my wife and kids a hug and kiss before we start our day.

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  42. susitravl says:

    I try every day to get the teenagers out of bed to give them time to shake off the grouchies before going to school/work. Once we are showered and fed, then everything is good!!

  43. Ann Muth says:

    I have coffee and yogurt in the am.
    annmuth at yahoo dot com

  44. Robin says:

    I love Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice, I drink a glass before going to work each morning.

  45. kolpin says:

    i go for a strenuous walk or class at the gym, then eat fiber one and almond milk or egg whites
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  46. Emmy T says:

    On the weekends I lay in bed and read, until I have to get up to make breakfast. That is a good morning.

  47. angie says:

    When things get hectic, its easy to grab something unhealthy and go. That is why I try to keep the freezer/fridge stocked with healthy on-the-go options like single serve Naked smoothies and fresh fruit!

  48. Susan E. says:

    I have a protein-packed breakfast and it always includes juice. Tropicana is our favorite!

    rogsdock[at]gmail[dot]com

  49. kittycardero says:

    I put the “Good” in my mornings with music.

  50. scott says:

    I love smoothies. They are great if you are in a rush or if you have all the time in the world. They pack a huge nutritional punch and in the summer when blended with ice they are like a frozen drink! Using fresh fruit and OJ with ice in a blender = win!

  51. Tim says:

    I make sure I have a whole grain heavy first meal of the day. 🙂

    fatally_flayed at yahoo dot com

  52. Betty C says:

    I love that my children are adults and I don’t need an alarm clock in the mornings. My mornings are so much more relaxed now that I can wake up when my body says I’ve had enough sleep. Breakfast is usually leisurely and that sets the tone for the day.

  53. Terri Grinner says:

    hi

  54. g andolina says:

    I dance around to some salsa while I make a good breakfast. Cheers me up every time.

  55. Claire says:

    This is silly, but I always put a fun song on full volume and dance around to it… it gets me excited and energized for the day to come!

  56. Jennai says:

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  57. Jennai says:

    Having bacon and eggs and OJ always ensures a great day! The kids love this! Wish we could have this everyday!
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  58. Kirsten says:

    My husband is out of work right now. Not good. I get time alone with him in the morning after our daughter goes to school. Good. 🙂

    I start the day with my Trop50 and plan the day with my husband. Then I meet up with friends on FB..my friends are all over the country and they halp me start the day with a smile.

  59. nanjhall says:

    I put the “good” in my morning by starting with a healthy breakfast and a morning walk. A great way to start the day!

  60. Patricia Treskovich says:

    must have a cup of coffe to start the day

  61. Debbie C says:

    To start my day better, I allow myself to have breakfast alone while checking emails and such. It’s a transitional time for me to get ready for the rest of the day.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  62. Daniel M says:

    everyone gets a hug and a smile every morning

  63. Jenn S. says:

    Early morning hugs and kisses from the kiddos and a hot cup of coffee start my day off with a smile.

  64. Jeannett says:

    I start my days off with seven mile run. That always puts the “good” in my morning!

  65. jolene says:

    we eat a healthy breakfast and have juice

  66. Rita M says:

    I put the “good” in my morning by eating a healthy breakfast – I have no energy without it!
    rmelton[at]hotmail[dot]com

  67. MelissaO says:

    Start the day with walking the dog, then some cuddles.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  68. Debra Hall says:

    its the best thing to keep my sugar in check

  69. Becca says:

    I like showering in the morning…it helps me to feel more awake all day! Thanks!

  70. Val says:

    Bagel w/cream cheese, bacon crumbles & fresh chives & a glass of juice. I could & do eat this almost every morning.

  71. Susan C says:

    My morning includes coffee and a healthy breakfast-but coffee first!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  72. Jill L says:

    The best thing I can do to ensure that I have an awesome day is to go to church after the kids get off to school. I take my little one with me. Wonderful way to start off the day.

  73. Rachel says:

    to make sure I have a good morning, I always make sure that my iPod is fully charged with good stuff to listen to on my drive to work!

  74. Debbie B says:

    1 enjoy the company of my family to put the “Good” in my morning!

  75. Sunnymay says:

    Besides orange juice, my family gets going with a bit of oatmeal especially the kind that’s quick in the microwave.

  76. victoria lester says:

    We put GOOD in our mornings by adding Tropicana OJ and fruits.
    flophasit at yahoo dot com
    Thank you for the chance to enter!

  77. Patricia says:

    I read some of the bible everyday to put the Good in my day.

  78. VickieB says:

    I don’t do anything special, get up grab something to eat and coffee, go to work

  79. Anne J says:

    Workout + good breakfast = a good morning!

  80. I put the “good” in my morning by working out and following up with a healthy breakfast before I have to go to work.
    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  81. Wanda M says:

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  82. Wanda M says:

    I always wake up and give my husband a kiss, then hug my dog and have a nutritious breakfast of cereal with fruit!
    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

  83. Kelly says:

    I try to make sure my daughter has a healthy breakfast by trying to give her something from each of the food groups to put the good in her and my morning!

  84. PurpleLarkspur says:

    I put the “good” in my morning by giving myself enough time to get ready, eat breakfast and get to work. There is nothing worse then being rushed!

  85. Chacoy says:

    I don’t hurry and rush to get up in the morning, I like to roll out of bed after staring and thinking about my day. I never used to be a morning person but then I had a child and became a morning person.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  86. I make sure my day starts off right by getting some snuggling in with my daughter and by sitting down to a good breakfast with her!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

  87. April says:

    I get all my chores done first – make coffee, walk dogs, clean litter box, etc. – then spend some me time with coffee and the internet and then start my go to work routine. I eat oatmeal once I get to work too.

    april dot vrugtman at gmail dot com

  88. Ensuring that I eat a good breakfast, it really helps to get a good start to the day. Something like oatmeal or yogurt is the best.

  89. Melanie says:

    I try to eat a healthy breakfast each morning.

  90. Linh C says:

    Must have good, strong coffee to start off my day. 🙂

  91. Christy says:

    I’m a morning person so after I get a hug and kiss from my toddler and have my coffee, I’m in a good mood for the morning.

  92. kathy says:

    I start my morning with a smoothie.

  93. Jessica P says:

    I start my day with fresh fruit, which makes me happy

  94. Eugenie Wu says:

    I like to start with coffee and a whole orange.

  95. Howell Lee says:

    I start the morning well with a cup of strong coffee and oatmeal.

  96. Debbie B says:

    enjoying the company of my family puts the Good in my morning!

  97. Courtney S says:

    I put “good” in my morning by getting a good breakfast. I love yogurt and fresh fruit.

  98. jennifer horn says:

    Eating a good breakfast and getting a big hug and kiss from my 2 yr old make good mornings for me.

  99. Geri S says:

    I put the “Good” in my families mornings by always saying I love you and a Good heathly breakfast of orange juice, yogurt and fruit smoothies.

  100. ashley says:

    breakfast and a short run usually gets me on track for the day

  101. We try to incorporate fresh fruit and juice with our breakfast as often as we can, but often it seems like we are in a rush to have breakfast

  102. Karina says:

    I always drink juice in the morning. It always puts me in a good mood

  103. Shelley says:

    I try to get up before everyone else and have a few moments of quiet! 🙂

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  105. Anna says:

    Mine is to start out my day with Oatmeal And Fruit. With a glass of Orange Juice. Then going into my zumba workouts!

    baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

    Thanks!

  106. Ericka T says:

    I try to appreciate what I have.

  107. After raising 10 children, just being able to do just about anything I want, makes for a GOOD morning:-) Good old fashioned oatmeal and grapefruit juice (I’m allergic to oranges), don’t hurt either!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  108. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

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  109. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

    I think morning is the best time of the day! I’m not sure how miserable I’d be if I wasn’t able to have a cup of coffee, tho! I’m usually pretty happy to begin my day–thankful for my many blessings and eager for what’s to come. I do love to drink my Tropicana orange juice, also–but it has to be several hours after wakening.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  110. Janice says:

    I make sure to say good morning to everyone every day. It makes me feel great to exchange a smile

  111. Lori Hart says:

    My good in my morning is when my husband brings me a cup of coffee while I get ready.

  112. clynsg says:

    I start the day with milk and fruit, usually a banana.

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  114. sherrie says:

    Love to start the day with my dogs take them for a long run in the park near my house. Then have a good breakfast with Tropicana with lots of pulp.
    s barrett 92 at yahoo dot com

  115. valerie mabrey says:

    I start out with Oj and vitamins

  116. Robin Scott says:

    I eat oatmeal and/or have a latte

  117. joni says:

    I work the graveyard shift so my “do good” is walking out that factory door!
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

  118. Tina M says:

    I get my good in the morning with a bowl of cereal and a glass of OJ

  119. tammigirl says:

    First, that baby is adorable. I am free for babysitting.

    It’s not as easy to cuddle a high school senior, even if you gently remind him he was once breastfed. Or maybe especially if you remind him he was once breastfed. So in the mornings I cuddle with the little doggie, who is quite happy to be held and loved. Also, he never asks for lunch money. Which, trust me, is nice.

    I like to wake up on my own terms. So I ease myself into the day with a doggie cuddle and some peace and quiet. Then, if I’m feeling ambitious, I make waffles to have with my orange juice.

  120. Lisa Foster says:

    I put the “good” in my morning by being the first one up–the pups and I have some quiet computer time and LOTS of coffee. Then I have a healthy breakfast with oatmeal and mix in some walnuts–and often I follow with a quick Tropicana chaser!

  121. Denise S says:

    I get up a couple hours ahead of the kids to get a head start on them and have some peace for myself before the craziness starts.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  122. Steph says:

    i start each day with a hug!

  123. shala_darkstone says:

    We put the good in our morning by always having breakfast, and saying we love each other, and giving hugs.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  124. elizabeth p says:

    I freeze omelets and whole grain breads to make wholesome breakfasts easier.

  125. Jeremy says:

    I ensure a good day by exchanging lots of “I love yous” with my girlfriend! A happy heart is a healthy heart!

  126. I put the good in my morning by snuggling with my baby girl :).

  127. Heather H. says:

    I put the “good” in my morning by first waking up with a positive attitude, at the first alarm, and with the curtains drawn.
    hendymartin1 AT yahoo DOT com

  128. Susan Smith says:

    I get early before my children so I’m ready by the time my children get up. I feel better after I have had my shower and dressed.

  129. Shannon says:

    Spending deliberate time with my husband always makes for a better day.

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  131. Timbo says:

    I get the good in by waking up early, giving thanks for the day, and doing a bit with my jumprope before I start breakfast 😀

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  132. raine says:

    I take a nice long walk before work and it puts me in a agood mood all day

  133. raine says:

    I take a nice long walk before work and it puts me in a good mood all day

  134. Katie says:

    My two little kids come in to wake me up every day, and their grinning faces always get my morning started well!

  135. Debra B says:

    My morning begins with coffee, after I have had my coffee then I can begin to plan my daily activities-cleaning, grocery shopping, laundry,ect, but before I begin anything I like to grab a light breakfast, I love rice cakes with peanut butter and I always have a glass of oj (Calcium fortified )then I feel so much better and ready to take on any thing that needs to get done, Orange juice is so refreshing and always gives me the energy I didnt know I had, it quenches thirst like nothing else can and knowing all the goodness it contains makes me even love it more
    Thanks for the great giveaway

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  137. Debbie Rinaldi says:

    My morning starts with coffee first!

  138. sandra says:

    coffee!

  139. Catherine says:

    I start every morning with a hearty bowl of oatmeal, blueberries, flax seeds, and pecans. It gives me the energy I need and keeps me full until lunch time!

  140. rebecca says:

    I love my coffee for breakfast, but have been trying to eat real food, on the days I just can’t I do get a glass of orange juice down and it makes for a better start to my day.
    spiersrp at gmail dot com

  141. Jessie C. says:

    A great breakfast (oatmeal, juice, and egg) and hugs from my family are how I put good in the morning.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  142. CATHY TRUMAN says:

    I put the good in my morning by having a bowl
    of oatmeal and a glass of orange juice. Then
    I take my dog KC for a walk she really enjoys the walk. It makes me happy to see her emjoying
    her walk. Thanks

  143. Christine says:

    by drinking my morning orange juice

  144. Audrey says:

    Coffee, coffee, coffee. And the newspaper. Then on to a breakfast snack and some chores. I’m alone, no kitty or babies to snuggle anymore. But I enjoy the quite…and the chirping of the birds.

  145. Stacy says:

    I start my morning with a cup of coffee and the morning newspaper. I allow extra time to find out what’s going on in the world!
    nrdunningATgmailDOtcom

  146. lisa says:

    Hot cup of coffee and dark chocolate.

  147. Lisa says:

    i love to lie in my bed for an extra 15 minutes after waking up. This is always the time my cat curls up on me as well….so we snuggle and enjoy waking up without the rush of being late. (I set my alarm extra early to allow ample kitten snuggle time) 🙂

  148. Georgia says:

    Tweeted here too

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  149. Georgia says:

    I always started the day with some kind of juice, oatmeal and a big kiss before they would leave for school. Them days are long gone.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  150. Deborah R says:

    I tend to try to get all my “homemaking” tasks done first thing so I can devote the rest of my day to fun things (or nothing lol). That makes it a good day for me.

  151. Jeff says:

    I usually make some eggs with english muffins. A cup of O.J. is good too.

  152. Cynthia C says:

    I start my mornings with a bowl of oatmeal and raisins cooked in soy milk. Oh, and coffee.

  153. mistysunrise says:

    I put the good in my morning, by drinking my morning orange juice.

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  154. heatherzlla says:

    I am not a morning person. However, I am lucky enough to be married to one. My husband wakes me every morning with a cup of coffee. While I drag myself out of bed, he makes breakfast: oatmeal & OJ, during the week and pancakes on the weekend. My husband definitely puts the “good” in my morning.

  155. Kyl Neusc says:

    take a hot shower

  156. Diane R. says:

    Coffee and a shower does it for me.

  157. Natalie J. Vandenberghe says:

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    p.s. I like you on Facebook 🙂

  158. mickeyfan says:

    For me, the key is a shower. Time to get my act together with no interruptions.

  159. Ellie W says:

    I like to start my day with a big bowl of oatmeal. It gives me energy to face the day.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  160. Christine says:

    My “good” is to sleep in whenever I’m able. 🙂

  161. Stephanie W says:

    I put the ‘good’ in my morning with a run outside or in. This sets my mind and body right for the day 😉

  162. Patrice says:

    I eat a light breakfast, but it always contains juice and fresh fruit. Then I go out for a walk or work in the garden, to put the good in my mornings.

  163. cathy miller / rewcath says:

    I put the good in my morning with a full breakfast including Tropicana Pure Premium and some oatmeal with fruit. after a couple of cups of bold coffee it’s off to walk the dogs and that gives me enough energy and fresh air to complete the day

  164. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i don’t have a set thing, but drinking a glass of cold water in the morning always refreshes me

  165. Kelly says:

    I make sure to do a good workout first thing in the morning! It gets me out of bed, gives me energy for the whole day, and sets me in the right frame of mind to make healthy choices for the whole day!

  166. Kate says:

    I make sure the whole family gets a good start with a high fiber cereal, skim milk, and a glass of 100% juice.

    kdkdcats at yahoo dot com

  167. Nadine L says:

    I make sure I have the energy I need for the day by starting my morning off good. I have a yogurt, whole grain toast and a glass of OJ

  168. Kathleen says:

    I put the good into my mornings by drinking a glass of tropicana oj and having a bagel with cream cheese.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  169. Heather S says:

    We eat fresh fruits to put the good in our morning.

  170. Shelley Mitchell says:

    My family loves Tropicana Orange Juice we drink it everyday! It gives us our vitamins and helps keep us healthy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    msjem2001 at yahoo dot com

  171. Robin M. says:

    I think I need to learn from the others…

  172. Sunshyn V says:

    I try to allow myself time to relax in bed for awhile before I start working. This works best for me if my cat is being snuggly. 🙂

  173. T. Lawson says:

    I make sure to start my day with some type of protein, usually eggs, cottage cheese or greek yogurt.

  174. ohkeeka says:

    I make sure to eat a healthy breakfast every day.

  175. Margaret Smith says:

    I kiss my kids good morning and get their breakfast ready for them.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  176. Adrienne Gordon says:

    we have OJ,eggs and toast almost everyday.

  177. SANDY says:

    watching the sun rise is a usual

  178. Mike says:

    A nice cup of espresso with an Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice chaser does it every time!

  179. Rebecca Graham says:

    Jogging in the morning starts my day off right.

  180. Stephanie V. says:

    cup of tea and turkey cheese omelette
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  181. Lisa says:

    I like to allow myself time to watch something funny on television while I’m eating my breakfast. I like old sitcoms. Watching something funny before I leave for a long stressful day helps make my morning better.

  182. Ben says:

    Most mornings I like to wake up and do some brisk exercise of some kind. I feel like I have lots of energy for the day and nutritionally I get started on the right foot.

  183. susi thurman says:

    I like to start with giving thanks for another day and a STRONG cup of black coffee…

  184. Johnlyn says:

    I love getting up before everyone else so I can have a cup of coffee in silence before the craziness of the morning begins.

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

  185. wanda says:

    I do a couple things:

    1) keep my attitude in check
    2) eat something with protein
    3) smile
    4) get dressed in something I like

    Tropicana orange juice is a bonus! 🙂

  186. We eat a breakfast that includes protein! Thanks for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  187. Janine says:

    In-bed baby snuggles are the best. Sweet morning nursing with breaks for smiles. We’re at a phase now where I can sit Sebastian up against my body and doze back to sleep for an extra 10-15 while he plays with Sophie in bed. Bliss. The same goes for showers here too – Getting one in right when he wakes is the best time to actually score a full shower. You know, the kind where Baby doesn’t start wailing before I can get to shaving my second leg.

    You would THINK that yoga pants and other comfy clothes would make you more productive (easier to move around in, etc) but it really doesn’t work that way. Even if I take a whole hour to get done up for the day (shower, hair, makeup, clothes), I end up so much more productive that it totally makes up for that extra time.

  188. Kelly says:

    a good day is when i can get up at least 15 minutes before my little one and shower!

  189. Charlie says:

    Lately, I’ve been doing a writing sprint first thing after the morning routine. Mornings for me are a more high-energy time when I’m less self-conscious about what I’m producing 🙂

  190. Nelly says:

    i always exercise before the kids get up! thanks!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  191. Tabathia B says:

    We always get up and joke with each other (to put a smile on each others faces)
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  192. Melissa says:

    A few moments with the Lord in his word and prayer always starts my day out right!
    I need to work on the dressed and showered tip! As a SAHM I’ve fallen into the elastic pants routine — wooops! 🙂 I know the days where I got fully dressed and ready because I had to be somewhere definitely were better!
    Thanks for a great post!

  193. Callie says:

    The “good” in my morning comes from early morning snuggles with my dog and then coffee!

  194. JoeyfromSC says:

    Having my glass(or two) of Tropicana in the morning puts the good in my day!! That and always telling someone I love them daily!

    I love the kind with some pulp in it! yum!

    Thank you for the chance to win!!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

  195. Natalie says:

    This may sound kooky, but I drink tea and read a poem. I’m selective on poetry, so sometimes this is hit or miss. But the right poem makes my heart whirl all day long. I’m currently working my way through a Wendell Berry book. Something about his words, and all the morning sunlight filling up the windows, and tea … it makes me happy. All my senses wake up 🙂

  196. Jen' says:

    2 things to get my day going are a podcast on the commute to work so I don’t focus on crazy traffic and go all Hulk on someone. And a good breakfast with eggs and bacon.

  197. Danyelle says:

    My mornings are better if I can wake up a few minutes before my kids and have a plan of some sort for the day.

  198. Leah says:

    I love staying in bed for awhile before I get up! I never used to be able to, I would just fall back asleep. But it’s so nice to really feel awake when I get up!!

  199. Deana Rooks says:

    No babies here but my kitties come in and just that 10 minutes of them loving on me and snuggling with my husband is enough to make me feel like I will have a good day!

  200. Ashley Y says:

    Going in to my babies room and seeing their smiling faces.
    Savoring my cup of coffee, love it!

  201. Mami2jcn says:

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  202. Mami2jcn says:

    Hugging my husband and kids starts the morning off great.

  203. Kaylan M. says:

    I love to get my day started off with a good stretch and listening to a good playlist on the Pandora app for Blackberry while I take my shower. Music always puts me in a great mood and readies me to tackle the day!

  204. Amiyrah says:

    A good stretch! I don’t know why but when I first hop out of bed I’m the morning, a nice big stretch of the upper body gets me hyped for the day.

  205. Scriptures and Yoga, always starts my day off in a good way 🙂

  206. Sarah says:

    2 things to get my day going well… 1. Spend some time reading my bible and praying and 2. Make sure to say goodbye to my husband when he leaves for work – those hugs, kisses, and love can’t help but put some good in your day.

  207. Ashley says:

    I always kiss my husband before I leave for work.

  208. Lynn says:

    I love this post just because. 🙂 Mornings are hard for me sometimes, but only when I don’t try to get enough sleep. If I get enough sleep, I am a super morning person, but also a night owl. I can’t decide!

    Oh, right, contest. Let’s see. I definitely feel weird if my husband doesn’t kiss me before he goes off for work. (Sometimes I sleep in.) Sets my whole morning off right!

  209. Ray - Pure Spontaneity says:

    Going to bed on time the night before always puts me in a “good” mood in the morning.

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