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03/01/2013 02:17 pm ET

8 Things To Do In The Morning To De-Stress Your Evening Routine

After coming home from a long day of work, the last thing you want to deal with is a messy house, dirty dishes or contemplating what to make for dinner. But, let's face it, the mornings are always so crazy, there's not exactly enough time to give your place a thorough cleaning or cook a meal for later that night.

But there are a few little things you can do around the house before you leave in the morning that will make your evenings much less stressful. You'll be pleasantly surprised to learn how just a simple step like making your bed or clearing the breakfast table can make such a difference in your mood when you return.

Click through our slideshow to see more easy tasks that will lighten your load at night. And sure to check out the 8 things do to before you go to bed to de-stress your mornings too.

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De-Stress Your Evenings

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