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By: Emma Lunsford

Morning routines don’t just set the tone for the rest of your day. They also play an integral role on your stress levels too!  Say no more, right? With 2020 events and upcoming holidays, we could all use a little less anxiety in our lives. But what’s the best morning routi...

#1 Early to Bed Early to Rise

Let’s say you have to be out the door by 8 am, but you don’t get up until 7:30. Now, you’re scrambling around trying to get ready, make lunch, and pack up! It’s no surprise that waking up earlier means you have more time to prepare for the day. And the slower you can start your morning, the less ...

#2 Grab a Cuppa, But Not Immediately

Gotta love that morning coffee! It’s totally okay to indulge in a cup or two in the AM but keep in mind, it’s better to wait until later in the morning to slurp it down.

Studies show that when you c...

#3 Eat a Filling Breakfast

We can’t talk about morning routine hacks without talking about eating a healthy breakfast! When you eat foods full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, your blood sugar has a better t...

#4 Move Your Body… Even If It’s Just a Little Bit

It doesn’t have to be a 2-hour long sweat sesh. In fact, even just a short walk with your dog can work wonders for reducing stress . And it’s all the better when you exercise in the morning, too. 

It’s a fantas...

#5 Journal It Out

Stream of conscious journal much? This is where you write down all of the things that come to mind — no matter if it’s just random words. You’re opening up that line of communication with yourself, writing down how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking about. 

Eventually, you could reach ...

#6 Do Something That Makes You Happy

Oftentimes, we just go through the motions and forget to actually enjoy life in the process. But you can change that by incorporating one small but fun thing you love to do in the morning. It could be a hobby like reading or painting or something else entirely like going for a drive or hiking in ...

#7 Meditate For As Long as You Need

We probably don’t even need to reiterate how amazing meditation is for your mind and body, but we’ll say it again anyway. Studies show meditatio...

#8 Eat the Frog… Get It Over With!

We all hate that pit-in-our-stomach-feeling around not wanting to complete a to-do. But instead of avoiding it, why not get it over with first thing? 

It will leave you feeling so much more accomplished and less stressed, which is exactly what we’re going for with an amazing morning routine...

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The morning routine helps us set the tone for the day, better allowing us to control our schedules rather than our schedule controlling us. As we start each day fresh, we can better focus on what is in front of us, where to prioritize our time, and, ultimately, increase our productivity.

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