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#2 Grab a Cuppa, But Not Immediately

#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 consume caffeine when cortisol is high, it negatively impacts your body’s hormone cycle to release cortisol at inappropriate times — for instance, right when you’re about to fall asleep. Not only that, but drinking coffee later in the morning (around 9:30-11:30 am) may actually give you more of an energy boost than if you consumed it first thing when your cortisol levels are at their peak. 

So hydrate with a glass of water and de-stress first before pouring! Your stress will thank you later.  




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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 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. 

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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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