I don’t know about you, but I rarely find the time to sit down and have a healthy breakfast. Nine times out of ten, I’ll make myself an avocado toast right before an interview or munch on a quesadilla when typing. I know this isn’t healthy, and I need to do better. Are you guilty of doing the same? I blame it on the fact that I’ve never been a fan of breakfast food or I just don’t have the time. Breakfast isn’t just a great time to break your fast from the night before, it’s also a great time to connect with family before they head off to work or while on vacation.
Lifestyle expert, Brandi Milloy joined me for an interview this week to share tips on how you can stick to your morning routine at home or while traveling this summer. It’s no secret that vacation season is upon us, many of you will be traveling near and far to visit friends, family or to explore the hottest locations. Now is the perfect time to set a routine, so you can feel great, and be energetic when taking the kids hiking, walking a golf course, or swimming in the ocean! I’m now committed to changing my ways, and sitting down to have a healthy breakfast every morning, I know it will be tough, but it’s definitely doable. Who is with me?
Please be sure to watch the video below to see my interview with lifestyle expert, Brandi Milloy in its entirety! She shared great tips on how you can stick to your morning routine at home or while traveling. Brandi also dished on how you can make meaningful connections while traveling for business.
Watch Candace Chat With Brandi Milloy About Sticking To A Morning Routine
Watch journalist and blogger, Candace Rose Anderson of the blog Candie Anderson interview TV personality and lifestyle expert, Brandi Milloy on how to stick to a morning routine at home or while traveling this summer! Breakfast is the perfect time to connect with family and meet new friends. Please watch the video below for details!
Why It’s Important To Stick To Your Morning Routine At Home Or Traveling This Summer
Candie Anderson: Can you tell us about the recent survey that took place and what it revealed about so many of us not sitting down and not slowing down in the morning?
Brandi Milloy: “The State of Breakfast survey by Hilton is really interesting because it showed that 89% of Americans agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately more than half admitted that they’re skipping this meal altogether. They’re missing out on those opportunities to connect. They’re craving more relationships and those connections.”
How To Find Time For Breakfast This Summer
Candie Anderson: I’m guilty of not taking time to sit down and eat breakfast every morning. What can people like me do to change this?
Brandi Milloy: “It’s all about slowing down, sitting down and eating breakfast together. This is something that is really important to my family. I’m excited to partner with Hilton and their five brands that offer free hot breakfast and encourage people to take the pledge to eat breakfast together.
Some takeaways that I can offer – sometimes it means waking up a little bit earlier for time for yourself, so you can connect with your significant other over breakfast or with your children.
Plan breakfast ahead of time. We do something in my house called ‘Waffle Wednesday’ or ‘Breakfast Taco Tuesday.’ Make breakfast exciting and fun.”
Candie Anderson: How do you find the time to do so?
Brandi Milloy: “I think it’s really about prioritizing; prioritizing your day. By the end of the day everyone is so stressed from work or there’s all these extracurricular activities. The first thing in the morning can be so powerful and it just takes planning ahead and that’s why the pledge is so important. As soon as you say something out loud and you make that commitment, you’re more prone to actually do it.”
How To Stick To Your Morning Routine While Traveling This Summer
Candie Anderson: With summer travel and vacation season nearly officially upon us, do you have any travel and accommodation tips for families that you can share with us?
Brandi Milloy: “I think the easiest tip is to find an accommodation that offers free hot breakfast, especially summer travel where you might be on the road from home a lot of time.
One of my go-to is Homewood Suites. They have these luxurious suites that offer fully equipped kitchens, so you can also take advantage of complimentary grocery service and have food delivered to your rooms, so you can cook.
You might not want to cook on vacation, but let me pose it this way – my husband and I did this. We got all these amazing gourmet foods from local gourmet shops and really immersed ourselves in the culture. It was nice because my daughter could stay on routine and schedule in the comfort of our suite.”
Candie Anderson: Do you have any travel tips for solo business travelers?
Brandi Milloy: “I do a lot of solo travel and I think it’s easy to kind of fall into that rut of feeling isolated, but that’s not really the case. Tru by Hilton has an amazing communal area downstairs. There’s also WIFI downstairs. You can bring your laptop, enjoy your cup of coffee and just look up from your computer and connect with other solo travelers. I’ve done some powerful networking just by looking up and engaging in conversation with strangers.”
How To Find More Information
Candie Anderson: Do you have any additional tips or information that you would like to share with us?
Brandi Milloy: “I would love for people to join me on this pledge to eat breakfast together. They can learn more about the survey and take the pledge by visiting HiltonStateOfBreakfast.com and then use the hashtag #hiltonbreakfast.”
Disclaimer: Brandi Milloy is a spokesperson for Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. Candace Rose Anderson was not compensated for this interview.