Revamping habits could improve morning productivity

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Snoozing the alarm, skipping breakfast, rushing out the door, does this all sound familiar? If you follow this common morning routine, you might want to reconsider those habits. 

Health experts say what you do in the morning changes how you feel for the rest of the day. Here are some other ways you can set yourself up for a success as soon as your alarm goes off. 

First, get moving. Instead of hitting the snooze button, try hitting the gym. According to the National Sleep Foundation, mini sleep sessions that occur when you hit the snooze button don’t help you feel less tired since they don’t allow you to complete a sleep cycle.

Whether it’s a brisk walk or a short yoga flow, starting your day with physical activity will wake up your body and mind. Eat a breakfast of healthy fats, lean protein, and whole grains.

This will help you stay focused. You should also try to avoid your phone.

According to a Deloitte Global Mobile Consumer Survey, about 61% of people with smartphones check them within five minutes of waking up. Try staying unplugged from technology for the first hour of your day.

Finally, you should drink plenty of water.

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