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Add a Little Excitement to Your Morning

Updated on August 28, 2012
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Jeannie has been writing online for over 8 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

A Breakfast Epiphany!

For many of us, the morning is the hardest part of the day. You must force yourself to get out of bed and go to work. It is the same routine day after day. It can become very boring. Sometimes it is such a challenge to get out of bed.

Some of us are also on diets. Dieting is so frustrating and it can leave the dieter a little grumpy in the morning. Most nutritionists will tell you it is important to eat breakfast each day. This is the start of the day and it gets your metabolism going. This is especially important for anyone on a diet. As a matter of fact, it is usually stated that breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day, yet many of us don't make time for it at all. We end up eating snacks later and that is a bad idea.

This past week, I had an epiphany - a breakfast epiphany! Since one should always eat breakfast and the morning is always so mundane, why not liven it up? By the time I get home from work, I am often too tired to cook or eat a big meal. Besides, you should not eat a big meal right before bed anyway. Instead, why not have dinner food for breakfast?

Dinner for Breakfast

How come I never thought of this sooner? Of course! I love food, but I hate getting up in the morning. What better way to bribe myself to get out of bed than really good food? I love cereal and toast as much as the next person, but that gets really dull after a while. Why not create some excitement in the morning?

The key is to determine what you want to eat either the night before or as soon as you get up. Depending on what dinner meal you want for breakfast, it may take some time to prepare. You may even have to cook it the night before and just store it until the next day. That scenario is pretty unusual though. Plenty of foods can come out the freezer, go into the oven, and then you can take your shower while waiting for it to cook. When you are done taking your shower, the food will be waiting for you. If it takes a little longer to cook, do your hair and make-up, as well.  Unless you are a guy; although if you want to put on some make-up and do your hair, I certainly won't judge you.

There are countless activities you must suffer through each morning. Now they won't be nearly as painful when you have a great meal waiting for you. Shaving your legs won't bug you as much if you have some turkey waiting when you are finished. Plucking your eyebrows won't be so bad when you start imagining that veggie burger you will be eating soon. Give it a try!

How's it Going?

So far in my attempt to make breakfast and mornings more exciting, I've had some homemade pizza and a couple of different potato items. It has been really great.

There was a time when I was so bored with breakfast. I really dreaded getting up and forcing myself to eat cereal or cook some frozen pancakes. Now with my new theory on breakfast, I have actually wanted to eat cereal and pancakes a few mornings. Since I no longer feel like it is my only option, I can be excited about my choices. Sometimes I really do just want some Cheerios and that is fine.

Now some people will be naysayers about the whole thing. Let them say whatever they want. You are an adult and no one can tell you what to do. You didn't get this far in life to let breakfast conformists tell you the right way to eat, did you? I didn't think so.

I hope you give this a try when you get a chance. Believe it or not, it can actually make an otherwise boring workday morning at least a little interesting. So start thinking outside the cereal box and have yourself a nice pasta salad tomorrow morning. Good luck to you!

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    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I love cold pizza for breakfast. It is awesome. I think people need to open their mind to a delicious breakfast experience. Although I will admit, I did have Cheerios this morning. It is all the options. Some mornings I am just boring. Thanks for the comment.

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    Veronica 

    8 years ago from New York

    i do this all the time with leftovers from the night before. my friends and family think it's gross but i will eat cold chicken or cold pizza for breakfast the next day and be very happy :-)

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hahaha... yes, it is a whole new philosophy on breakfast. Thanks for the comment!

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    OC Jill 

    8 years ago from Orange County, California

    Boy would my husband ever love eating breakfast at your house!!! :)

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you so much! I am a little obsessed with food.

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    Phillip Drayer Duncan 

    8 years ago from The Ozarks

    Good hub with great ideas!

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