Incorporate These Habits Into Your Morning Routine Can Help Transform Your Life

Stay Off Your Phone

In a study performed by the University of Columbia, researchers found that students and professors who check their email or social notifications daily feel more stressed and anxious. Checking your phone in the morning starts your day off on the wrong foot.

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Pinterest/Johnny Anderson

Tristan Harris, former Design Ethicist of Google and technology researcher for the past six years, advises against reaching for a phone in the morning. “When we wake up in the morning and turn our phone over to see a list of notifications,” Harris explains, “it frames the experience of ‘waking up in the morning’ around a menu of ‘all the things I’ve missed since yesterday.'”