1. Get out of bed (without hitting the snooze button) and knock out 10 pushups. You choose what kind of pushups...just do 10 of them!
2. Use your drive time. Your commute can either be a complete stressful waste, or it can be a pleasant learning experience. Lately I've been listening to podcasts; trying to learn things rather than listen to the same news loop or music.
3. Start a thankfulness journal. Each morning, after you take care of your pushups, jot down 2-3 things that you're thankful for. The benefit here is that you're forcing yourself to set your day up with a positive mindset. Hey, you've already done a little exercise, now you shift your focus to things that you're grateful for.
Think about this. These three keys set you up to arrive at work or school on a positive vibe...crucial for a Monday morning! You've woken up, skipped the snooze, recalled things that you're thankful for, and used your drive time well...work will be a piece of cake!