Stepping into the A.M. can be a challenge. There are a number of obstacles that face you before your feet even hit the floor. What to wear? What to eat? If you’ve got them, are your kids ready for their day? What’s the morning commute like today? If that weren’t enough there is the morning time crunch. Minutes can feel like dog years in the morning. In short, your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day – good or bad. If you want to win your day, then learn how to master your morning. Here are a few tips.

1. Your Morning Starts the Night Before

One way to beat the morning is to start the night before. Write out your daily to-do list for the next day. Arrange your clothes, pack that lunch and backpack. If you work out in the morning, then have that gym bag prepped.

Why? Preparation the night before saves you time, but also energy. Making too many decisions in the morning will take away energy for decision making later in the day. If you have these items on automatic pilot, you can save your focus and energy for other big-ticket items in your day.

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