Are you ready for a crazy easy chicken dish? This chicken dish is ready in just a few minutes thanks to rotisserie chicken. I’m normally a huge fan of homemade food but you can’t beat store-bought rotisserie chicken for flavor, tenderness, and price.
To make this garlic dill chicken even easier, I used the marinade left over from Fresh Market’s Dilly Cucumber Salad. But homemade flavoring is almost as easy.
The mornings that I take time to ease into my day are always better than the days that I roll out of bed (or stay in bed…), open my computer (or turn on my iPad), and start work (or sift through my Feedly RSS feeds) immediately. It’s something I know but often forget because I wake up feeling like I need to be productive right away. But guess what? There are plenty of productive ways to kickstart the morning without technology! If you’re in the 1/3 of smartphone users who jump on their phone first thing in the morning, take note of the following antidotes to morning technology overload.
Cook: Whether it’s whipping up a hearty breakfast, prepping a packed lunch, or assembling ingredients for a Crockpot recipe, cooking can be a relaxing and productive way to jumpstart the day- and it can set you on the right track for the rest of the day if you focus on incorporating healthy ingredients into your meals!
Do yoga or meditate: I always feel an insane level of tranquility after a yoga class, so doing it first thing in the morning makes sense to start my day feeling calm and collected. But no need to spend an hour plus getting to and from the gym and in class- YouTube “yoga” to find short instructional videos.
Volunteer: The other day, I woke up, grabbed coffee, and headed to Raleigh City Farm for 2 hours of volunteering with coworkers from my coworking space. Harvesting vegetables, being outside, and bonding with coworkers? Can’t beat it. Check out your local Urban Ministries or Rescue Mission to see if they have breakfast shifts that they need volunteers for.
Exercise: I’m pretty sure that I have never regretted starting my day with exercise (except 5:30am classes- my body does not like those!). Bring on the endorphins with a quick Elliptical work out or a tennis date- it’s obviously one of the best way to give you energy throughout the day!
Journal: I adore my blog but let’s be honest- I can’t be 100% honest about my every thought on here (there are some thing y’all probably don’t want to read about). Journaling for just a few minutes in the morning is a way to start the day with specific goals and a positive energy!
Sip coffee: Quietly drinking coffee with nothing else to distract me would be a serious challenge for me, but I just may try it in the hopes that it would help me start the day on a positive note.
Read: Why not stay in bed for a few extra minutes and get your brain up and at ‘em with a novel or non-fiction book? The only problem will be tearing yourself away if it’s an engrossing book!
How do you start your day without technology?