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How to Make Your Mornings Less Painful

By:
Jason Wong
Published Date:
May 24, 2016

Waking UpIf you’re not a morning person, waking up to the sound of your alarm clock is probably one of the most painful parts of your day. A bad start to the day can mean less productivity, or just be the first of many things that will be colored unpleasant due to that bad start. Here are a couple tips from Inc on how to make your mornings less of a chore:

Don’t have caffeine late in the day. If you know that it’ll make it hard for you to fall asleep at night –thus perpetuating the cycle – don’t drink coffee late in the day. Instead, go for a quick walk, splash some water on your face, or take a break from work and talk briefly with a coworker.

Consider meditation or exercise. To shake the bleariness of sleep from your eyes, doing a singular task that you can do on autopilot can be extremely helpful. Establishing these habits will not only have long-term benefits, but will also allow you to set the tempo for the rest of the day. You don’t want to begin by immediately thinking about whatever big project you’re working on.