As a way to help manage stress better, lately I’ve been working on ways to make my mornings easier. In the past, I’d try to mow through my morning routine – hoping it would fly by while the caffeine from my coffee sank in. I used to spend so much time picking out clothes, preparing food for the day, and even taking an hour (I know) to do my hair. I’ve found some things that have not only helped to make my mornings easier, but actually enjoyable too. I’m never going to be one of the morning people who pop out of bed with the birds singing (slash who is?), but I’m learning to enjoy the process that is mornings. After all, they aren’t going anywhere.