Isn’t it true that the mood you wake up in often sets the tone for the rest of your day?  However, for those of us who are not morning persons, starting off on the right foot is easier said than done—especially if the snooze button is your best friend.  While we believe that there’s nothing a strong cup of coffee can’t fix, there are certain things you can do, both the night before and first thing in the morning, to improve your mood within the first few hours of your day.  Here are three different ways to start off the day which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Skip the snooze button.

Although we personally hit the snooze button anywhere from 3 to 5 times every morning, within a half an hour of being awake we regret it.  Aside from being the main reason for any lateness, repeatedly hitting snooze actually makes you groggier. “The snooze button can do more damage than good,” says asapScience. “As you fall back asleep, your body will restart the sleep cycle and enter into deeper sleep stages … instead of prepping to wake up.”

Play music.

As our personal go-to, we can attest that adding a feel-good playlist of your favourite songs to your morning routine is a lifesaver.  Simply pushing shuffle on your favourite Spotify playlist while getting ready can be the difference between a negative and a positive mind-set all day long.  Coupled with a strong cup of coffee and a morning shower, there’s nothing you can’t tackle.

Eat breakfast.

Although a hearty breakfast doesn’t exactly fit into our jam-packed schedules, scientists have been ranting and raving over the benefits of a good breakfast for decades . From boosting your metabolism to increasing productivity at work, starting your day off with a well-balanced, nutritious breakfast will give you the fuel to start your day.

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