Establish a morning routine. How we start the day has a huge impact on how the rest of the day will go. If you wake up at the last possible second, rush to get dressed and get the kids off to school, gulp down a cup of coffee and barely arrive to work at time, or even worse a couple of minutes late, the chances that you’re going to be in the right frame of mind to be as creative and productive as possible aren’t great. On the other hand, waking up early enough to gather your thoughts for the day through meditation, prayer or simply just sitting and being; getting in some exercise; eating a good breakfast – if you’re usually hungry in the morning, if not, make something healthy that you can take with you to eat when you are; and looking over or updating your list of items that need to be done for the day will make you feel more relaxed, focused and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. So, don’t just “get by” in the mornings. Start your day intentionally with enough space to set the tone for the rest of the day.