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Get Your Morning Off to a Good Start!

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iStock_000073489647_MediumUp and at ’em! Repeatedly hitting the snooze button and starting out behind schedule can turn a good morning into a “hide beneath the covers” kind of day with a quickness.

We can change that with a simple few tips:

Stop with the snooze button, already! Get out of bed and get going when the alarm goes off. Though you think hitting snooze gives you an extra few minutes of sleep, all it really does is make you feel groggy.

Jump in the shower. A morning shower can wake you and leave you refreshed, especially if your body wash has a scent that helps energize you. We recommend Kama Sutra Bathing Gel in Wild Clove.

Make a morning plan of action. Plan your day by making a to-do list of things you must handle. Look at the list and prioritize your tasks. Knock out the most dreaded task first; it’ll give you a sense of accomplishment and help you plow through the smaller items later in the day.

Eat breakfast. Mom was right: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a nutritionally complete one, with nutrients, vitamins and minerals, gives you energy to start your day and helps you concentrate.

Drink tea instead of coffee. Green tea has antioxidants, plus the caffeine you need to jump-start your day. If coffee is a must-have, wait an hour or two before having your first cup.

Listen to music. Turn on your favorite songs to help you get motivated for the day.

Push the hydration. Drink a cup or two (about 16 ounces total) of water before leaving for work to rev up your metabolism, rehydrate, and flush out toxins.

Get active. Try to get in a workout (even if it’s just 10 minutes) before you leave for the day. Some morning exercise will help you feel focused.

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