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Start the Day on Your Own Terms

The best morning routine isn’t the one that leads to more productivity. It’s the one that actually works for your life

Illustration: Abbey Lossing

We all have mornings that don’t go perfectly. For me, the culprit is a 10-month-old baby. For you, it may be anxiety about an afternoon presentation. Or a text from a friend. Or construction outside. The point is…




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Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management books including Off the Clock and 168 Hours. She blogs at

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