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Focus > Rule Your Morning. Rule Your Day.

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It’s nerve wracking to wake up with barely enough time to get out the door, and unfortunately it can set the stage for their entire day to be uncomfortable and unproductive.

There are a few habits to Rule Your Morning so teens can get their day off to a great start.

Of course, being able to Rule Your Morning involves ruling your bedtime. I know it’s sometimes nearly impossible to get a solid and needed 7-8 hours of sleep per night, but those late nights should be the exception and not the rule. If it’s happening night after night, it’s time to evaluate the where the night time is going and consider making some adjustments. We’ll talk more about the science behind the importance of sleep in the coming weeks.

When you get up:

1.)  Stretch.
Move around a little and do a few stretches, it will help you wake up and get ready for their day. World-class athletes always have a warm-up, and getting ready for your day is no different if you want to be your best all day.

2.)  Water.
Most teens do not drink enough water. Drinking 12-16 ounces of water right after waking up is a great way to hydrate which will help with alertness and energy.

3.)  Breathe and be Still.
Getting some oxygen to the brain and clearing the mind is so important to get the day off to a great start. Try 5 deep breaths in through the nose and out the mouth. This only takes a few seconds and will help with being calm and confident for the day ahead.

The tips above to "Rule Your Morning" will help teens take control and set the foundation for having a productive and less stressful day. I know it's helpful for my teen, myself and all my clients. I hope your teen can try these simple tips to get the school year off to a great start.

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Here’s to you being awesome!

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