We are obsessed with diets: vegan, paleo, fat-fueled, high-protein, low-carb, etc. And there’s an ongoing debate as to which one is best.

The truth is that there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution here. But there is, however, one universal principle: no matter what we choose to eat, it needs to end up in our cells in order to provide the benefits.

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Whether it’s ringing phones, beeping alarm clocks, or kids jumping on the bed… there are so many ways that our mornings can be taken away from us.

When you start off your morning in a reactive state, you feel like you’re on your heels the entire day. You run from task to task, always feeling like you’re behind on life… rapidly reacting instead of calmly responding.

But if you carve out even a few minutes in the morning for yourself, you’ll be in a calmer, more grounded proactive state… and you will have control over your schedule, your mind, and your emotions for the entirety of the day.

Here are the five simple steps to cultivating the perfect morning routine. These tips work regardless of whether you have two minutes or two hours to yourself.

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