Some people bound out of bed in the morning, ready to face the day. I'm not one of them. Mornings can be hard. The folks at Business Insider say a lot of us make daily mistakes that actually make mornings worse. Here's a list of things they say we shouldn't do...

#1 Hit the snooze. Experts say if you fall back asleep, you'll go into a sleep cycle that will be interrupted, making you feel groggy. I've been broken of this habit over the past 2 years. I live with an early riser. As a result, I usually beat my alarm. It DOES make a difference.

#2 Check email & social media right away. Most folks do. BIG mistake! It ramps up your stress level before your feet even hit the floor. I've cultivated a practice of not doing this 'til I've been up an hour & had at least 2 cups of coffee.

#3 Drink coffee. I'm not so sure about this one. The authors say our levels of the stress hormone cortisol elevate between 8:00 & 9:30 am. My motor won't kick over 'til I've had some "Joe."

#4 Leave your bed unmade. When I lived alone, I rarely made my bed. That's changed. I must confess, it gives a sense of order.

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