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7 Ridiculously Easy Things To Do Today To Have A Better Morning Tomorrow (PHOTOS)

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The most common complaint about mornings is that they're, well, mornings. We know few people who actually enjoy waking up early -- even more so in the winter, where you're greeted with bracing cold and depressing darkness. While we can't change that, we can offer you the ridiculously easy things you can do every day for a better morning.

Prep your breakfast and lunch before you go to sleep. That's one less thing to think about when your brain is still catching up to the rest of you.

Have your gym bag already packed. We're assuming that if you're reading this, you're an after-work gym person, not an A.M. workout type. Don't subject yourself to the indignities of hunting for smelly running shoes when you barely know what day it is.

Pick out your outfit, keep it in grabbing range. You'll be extra thankful about this if you wake up late.

Pre-load your coffee pot, then put your mug right next to it. If you can program your coffeemaker so that it automatically starts brewing when your alarm goes off, do that.

Put your keys by the door. Add a hook in your entryway (or use a small bowl on top of a side table or shelf), so you can get into the habit of always putting your keys in the same place. See also: Magnets.

Load & run the dishwasher. Two reasons: 1. It's nice to wake up and not have to look at a sink full of dirty dishes. 2. It'll be nice to come home and not have to look at a sink full of dirty dishes.

Charge your phone and computer. Create a charging station in an out-of-the-way corner, so the devices don't tempt you into doing unhealthy things like obsessively checking your email at midnight.

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