What does your standard morning look like? If you're the type of person who gets out of bed nice and early, bright and cheerful, like the Sun, please run along and skip this read, as this may not be for you... 

If you are anything like me, you would usually hit the snooze button until you absolutely have to leap out of bed, throw your clothes on and run to work counting seconds until you can get your hands around a cup of a double-shot flat white.

One thing I noticed over the years, working in a corporate world: the quality of my morning has a direct impact on the quality of my day and my mental state. If you find yourself searching for ways to carry you through a very busy and, let's be honest, unnecessary and stressful Christmas time, have a look at your morning routine. Does it deplete you or does it nourish you?

Hal Elrods book "Miracle Morning" offers six practices that can take as little as 6 minutes each morning to make sure you are set to have an energetic and productive day. 

And guess what? You don't even need to read the whole book (although I do recommend you give it a go). This article presents a good summary.