Plan the night before.
Put down just 1-3 of the most important things you want to get done on a to-do list.
By keeping the list very limited it becomes easier to actually get the most important thing(s) done.
Prepare the night before.
Reduce the stress during your morning by getting the simple details out of the way the night before.
Pack your bag, prepare and pack your lunch. Put your keys, wallet etc. in their “home” if they are not already there so you can quickly find and grab them before heading out the door.
Keep a simple reminder on your bedside table.
What you see during your first minutes after you have woken up can have quite the effect on the morning and as an extension of that the whole day.
So try putting a small note with a reminder on your bedside table.
You could put on that note one of your favorite quotes. A powerful and timeless quote is one of the easiest ways to charge the mind with positive emotions and to find a helpful perspective.
Find your deepest and most personal reasons for why you want to make a positive change in your life. Keeping these most important reasons written down on your bed side table can give you a powerful start to your day and make it easier to stay on the right track from the moment you get out of bed.
When I start my day slowly and keep doing things at a slow pace then it becomes easier to keep the stress away. It becomes easier to focus on what I am doing and keep my priorities in mind.
When I go slow I stay in the present moment more of the time and so less negative feelings come my way and I appreciate the everyday things in life more because my attention is focused outward and not aimlessly inward towards what happened in the past or may happen in the future.