It's tough getting your butt out of bed every morning, especially in Minnesota during the winter. There are things that if you actually avoid doing may make your mornings easier to cope with.  No need to make mornings any harder to deal with then they have to be.

  • We are probably all guilty of this. Hitting your snooze alarm has proven to be absolutely of no help as far as getting more sleep. Personally, I am guilty of this. I call it bonus sleep. Experts say you are better off just setting your alarm for a more reasonable time. Okay, but I don't think my boss would approve of setting my alarm for noon.
  • Avoid your phone first thing in the morning.  Checking emails , etc. can put added stress on you first thing in the morning.
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    • Avoid sugar in the morning like sugar in your coffee (why would you ruin coffee by polluting it with anything (whiskey excluded). Sugary cereals are also not recommended.
    • Not washing your face in the morning. It might gross you out to know that your pillow is covered with dead skin and oil.  You need to wash that off your face and maybe launder you bedding more often.
    • Experts advise against rushing around in a frenzy in the morning. It will put you in a stress mode that may stick with you all day. It's better to get up a little earlier and get ready for the day at a less frantic pace. I like to watch a little news and enjoy a nice cup of black coffee and let myself wake up at a reasonable pace.
    • And finally, never miss Baxter's Morning Sideshow on the Loon with Baxter & Laura.

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