How to Maximize Your Mornings

Want to get up on the right side of the bed every morning? Create a routine that works. Great mornings don’t just happen. They are planned and nurtured.

Reclaim your mornings with these simple tips:

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Plan Ahead.
Prep your breakfast and lunch the night before. Pick and set out your clothes. Preprogram the coffee maker. Whatever you can do to save time the next morning, do it.

Wake Up Earlier.
Top executives at firms like Twitter and Disney wake up at 6 a.m. or earlier.

Turn Off Electronics.
Light from screens like your iPhone, television or computer promotes wakefulness. It’s best to keep your eyes away from these at least 30 minutes before bedtime.

Set a Routine.
Shower, brush your teeth, get dressed and eat breakfast. Begin your day with a set plan cueing your brain to move toward each goal.

Get Moving.
Whether it’s a morning walk around the block or a quick stretch of the muscles, movement gets your blood flowing making you feel more alert and ready for the day.

Maximizing your mornings will make you more productive throughout the workday, so use these tips to get your day started off right!

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