Believe it or not, your morning routine can make or break your day. Consider how you feel on a day that begins with a few stretches and a good breakfast compared to one that started off with hitting the snooze six times and spilling coffee everywhere as you’re running out the door. So how can we make our days get off to the right start?

>Let’s Pause. Take a few minutes in the morning to be still. The silent time can help clear away your worry, release stress, and prepare you for the day.

>Find Your Light. Immediately after waking up, try opening the blinds and letting the day shine in. Even if there is no direct sunlight, it can help stimulate your body’s master clock.

>Success is in the dress. Begin getting yourself dressed in the direction you want your day to go.

>Send out Happy Vibes. Before looking at any new messages in your inbox, try sending one positive email to someone. Writing notes of kindness can help change the focus of your day.

>Sip on something Citrus. Try drinking 16 oz. of water with sliced lemon. You can drink it hot or cold. It can help to wake you up, and the vitamin C aids immune system function.

>Step it up. Beginning your day with a brisk walk can help clear your mind and prepare you for the day ahead.

>Feed your mind. Listening to a podcast in the morning can help stimulate your brain. There is always room for personal development.

Power up the A.M with a good meal. Breakfast can fuel you and get you ready for what lies ahead. You can make a smoothie by adding all the essential fruits, proteins, and leafy greens to some coconut water. It’s quick and easy, and it tastes amazing. You can try Greek yogurt mixed with berries and granola. This is a great mix of probiotics, fiber, antioxidants, and protein, and the granola is a bit of a sweet treat. Lastly, try making a matcha (type of green tea) in the morning by using hot water, matcha, collagen, and coconut butter. Blend all of it together for the perfect cup