Kids and parents know the routine. Heck, it's even ingrained in Daniel Tiger's "Morning Song", a catchy tune that my husband and I used to sing to help my five-year-old get ready for her day: "Clothes on. Eat breakfast. Brush teeth. Put on shoes. And off to school!"
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When it comes to teens getting enough sleep, numerous forces are working against them. Early school start times are wreaking havoc on their circadian rhythms. An overload of after-school activities is turning bedtime into gotta-start-on-homework time. The buzz of texts from friends, the screens shining in their faces and the constant lure of just one more game or episode of Riverdale are keeping their brains wired well into the night. And all the lectures coming from concerned mums and dads seem to be dissolving into thin air because, well, adolescence. And so they slog through their days, cranky and short-fused and barely able to respond to basic questions. As parents, you wonder if there's anything you can do to help.
We all have those people in our lives. You know the ones. They're on top of their work and social lives and never turn up to the office with coffee spilled down the front of their shirts.
They're accomplished for a reason. They recognise that the morning sets the entire tone for the rest of the day and utilise it in effective ways. We don't expect you to nail all of these immediately, but here are some of the most popular and time friendly morning habits of successful CEOs and business leaders.
What did you do when you woke up this morning? If you crawled out of bed and trudged straight to work after hitting the snooze button numerous times, you clearly haven't begun the week on the best footing. According to the world's business elite, having a set Monday routine can pay dividends to your health, happiness and ability to get ahead -- both in your professional and personal life. Here are seven Monday hacks employed by famously successful people to start your week off in the best possible way.
If you're reading this in a bleary-eyed haze wondering where the morning went, there's a pretty good chance you need to rethink your waking up ritual. The way you spend the first 60 minutes of each morning can have a profound affect on the rest of the day -- especially on Mondays when any sane person would rather be in bed. Here are seven morning routines that will help you to start the day on the right foot.