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5 Ways to start your day on a good note

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

Wake up, sunshine!

Mornings can make or break your day. We'd prefer they make yours, so we've come up with five ways to start your day on a good note.

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exercise

Working out in the morning can set the tone for your entire day. When you get your heart beating and you're feeling energized so early in the morning, you can start to feel more ready to face the day ahead. Plus, there's something to be said for getting your workout out of the way first thing in the morning!

eat breakfast

Your mom probably drummed this into your head as a child, and it's still true: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you eat breakfast in the morning you boost your energy and metabolism, and you give your body the fuel it needs to run the rest of the day. If you skip breakfast, you're bound to overeat at lunch (never a good thing!) or grab junk food at morning to fill your growling belly.

listen to some music

If it's difficult to motivate yourself to jump out of bed in the morning, listening to some happy tunes could help get you moving. Set aside five or 10 minutes to listen to music before you rush out for the day and your mood could improve. Listening to music that either calms you down or gets you excited for the day ahead is a surefire way to start your day on a good note while you're applying makeup or getting dressed.

Call a friend

Mornings are hard to get through sometimes, especially when you've had a late night or you're punching the clock all week with little rest in between. Talking to your girlfriends is an instant mood booster and it'll help wake you up in the morning. If you don't have the time for a chat when you're getting ready, call your best gal pal on your walk to the bus or while you're walking to your office for a quick hello.

meditate

Ok so it might sound a little hokey, but it doesn't have to be. Whether you truly "meditate" or just take five minutes to sit in bed and think before you start your day, you'll allow your mind to reflect on the day ahead. Taking a few minutes to just think about what you need to do today or what you'd like to do this weekend can get your mind rolling and it'll help you feel less rushed (mornings are already so hectic anyway).

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