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6 Ways to Boost Your Morning Routine

Let’s just admit it—mornings can be tough. When the alarm clock goes off, it can be so tempting to just hit snooze and snuggle down into the blankets. But suddenly, you’re late and rushing out the door with no breakfast, hair a mess, and your keys are nowhere to be found. This hectic start can cause the rest of your day to feel rushed, stressful, and overall have a negative tone.

When you create a routine, your mornings will not only go smoother, but your days will be more productive, and you’ll feel better when you go to bed at night. Here are some tips to boost your morning routine.

No Snoozing

In order to feel your best, it’s important to prioritize sleep. Be sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night and most importantly—do not hit the snooze button on your morning alarm. Allowing yourself to snooze disrupts the natural reaction your body has to hearing your alarm go off, which can make your alarm less effective over time and make it more difficult to wake up. No matter what time you decide to set your alarm, make sure you get out of bed after turning it off. Your body will thank you!

Make Your Bed

Once you are out of bed and ready to start your day, turn around and make your bed. It may seem like a simple task, but it can have a lasting effect on you. Making your bed will give you a sense of accomplishment first thing in the morning, which can help you be more productive throughout the rest of the day. It’s like waking up and immediately crossing something off your to-do list.

Move It!

One of the best ways to start your morning for your brain and body is to prioritize movement early in the day. Simply doing 5-10 minutes of stretching can work wonders to wake up your muscles from being stationary and relaxed all night. Taking a walk or hitting the gym are other great options that will help get your blood pumping and wake your body up naturally without the help of caffeine.

Write It Down

Nighttime and morning routines prime you for success. Before you go to bed at night, take some time to identify your most important tasks you want to accomplish for the coming day. This will not only help you stay on task the next day but allow you to sleep better at night once your thoughts are in writing. Start your morning reviewing this to-do list.

Don’t leave this task up to just any pen. Choose a high-performance pen that speaks to your personal style like the Sarasa Grand Retractable Gel Pen. Featuring a heavy-duty barrel in multiple fashion colors, it combines elegance and performance to help you stand out. If ballpoint pens are more your thing, try out the F-402 Ballpoint Retractable Pen. It features a comfort grip and premium metal barrel that you’ll notice as soon as you pick it up. The right pen can help you feel unstoppable. Learn more about how you can Choose Different with Zebra.

Stay Hydrated

One of the easiest things you can do to feel better and be your best self is to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated can help keep energy levels up, flush out toxins, boost your metabolism, and more. Often, our bodies become dehydrated while we are asleep. Start your morning routine by drinking a large glass of water to kick start your systems and rehydrate yourself. Keep this up throughout the day for best results.

The Most Important Meal of the Day

We’ve all heard the old adage, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”—and it’s true. Making breakfast part of your morning routine, even if it’s a granola bar or a smoothie, can give you multiple benefits throughout your day. It can improve your focus and productivity, and even kick start your metabolism. You might even find that you make healthier choices the rest of the day once you start on the right foot.

Mornings don’t have to be as rough as they are. Incorporating even just a few of these tips into your morning routine can make a significant difference.

Top 5 Stocking Stuffers for Professionals

The holidays are quickly approaching, and for many, it can be a stressful time of year. While scrambling to attend every holiday get together, cooking and baking, and buying perfect gifts for your loved ones, buying stocking stuffers may feel like a last-minute purchase. However, sometimes the smallest gifts are the most meaningful. When it comes to buying gifts for working professionals, practical and stylish options are foolproof. Use this guide to buy the professional, coworker, or colleague in your life a gift they won’t soon forget.

Yearly Planner

A new year calls for new resolutions—and new planners. Help your coworkers, friends or spouse be more organized with a new planner. Planners are perfect for keeping track of important meetings and deadlines, appointments, vacation days, and more. Using a planner also helps increase productivity, manage stress, and practice time management. With so many brands and styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits the style and needs of any professional.

M/F–701 Gift Set

The perfect pen can make a great first impression at a new job or with a new boss or client. Zebra’s STEEL M/F-701 Gift Set includes the all-metal STEEL F-701 Ballpoint Pen and the STEEL M-701 Mechanical Pencil. Both are made with stainless steel and feature a knurled grip for a unique writing experience. Sleek, sophisticated and durable, this gift set was created for the working professional. Learn more about how you can Choose Different with Zebra’s line of everyday premium pens.

Business Card Holder

In any industry, networking is crucial. It’s important to always be prepared with business cards when travelling, attending conferences, or meeting new people. Give the gift of style and confidence with a business card holder. This will make carrying cards even easier and will prevent the cards from tearing or bending in a bag, purse or pocket.

Ear Buds

Between a morning and evening commute, lunch breaks, and long days, ear buds or headphones make the perfect gift for the professional in your life. Surprise a colleague, boss or mentor with a pair of sleek headphones for listening to music, business podcasts, and more. Listening to music during the day can relieve stress and feelings of anxiousness during busy days at work. Some studies show that music can help make repetitive tasks more enjoyable and can also help boost productivity and creativity.

Sarasa Grand

The right accessory can help you stand out from the crowd and boost your confidence at work. Surprise your friends or coworkers with Zebra’s Sarasa Grand Retractable Pen this holiday. Available in rose gold, gold, and navy, the Sarasa Grand is perfect for professionals who value self-expression and a smooth, premium writing experience.

Sometimes the best gifts come in small packages. Keep gifts practical and professional this holiday season and get your coworkers gifts they are sure to use every day.

Zebra’s Guide to Bullet Journaling

With the new year right around the corner, it’s time to start reflecting on the past year and planning for the future. Set your goals, make your to-do lists, start a new journal or sketchbook, and jot down notes to keep you on track this year. A bullet journal is a convenient, all-in-one organization system that can be all of these things and more this new year!

Bullet journals have become increasingly more popular, especially on social media. If you’ve heard of bullet journaling but still aren’t certain exactly how or why to do it, you’re not alone! To help you understand bullet journaling, Zebra has created a guide so that you can start your bullet journal this year!

What Is Bullet Journaling?

It’s a planner, to-do list, journal, notepad, and sketchbook all in one! Include what you want and leave out what you don’t want, as they’re completely customizable! Most importantly, your bullet journal can be whatever you want it to be. It’s meant to be convenient and suiting to your needs, to better ensure that it’s a system you can stick to and enjoy!

Some bullet journals use symbols to represent different items on a list. For example a small star can show priority. A heart can symbolize a quote you enjoyed and jotted down. An “X” can represent a cancellation. Create a key for all of the symbols you choose so that you can remember what each symbol means, and after a while, when you open your journal you will be able to skim it for the symbol of the item you are looking for!

Color coding is another way some people choose to organize their bullet journals. For example, you can use a red pen or pencil to write down your school work. You can use green for social events, blue for personal events such as doctors appointments, and orange for errands. Sarasa Fineliners are perfect for color coding. With 12 vibrant and quick-drying colors to choose from color coding will be a breeze, not to mention a great way to organize your bullet journal by distinct activities! If you prefer sophisticated writing and trendy colors, Sarasa Grand Retractable Gel Pens might be the right color scheme for you! With navy, gold, and rose gold color barrels, your bullet journal can be fun and stylish.

Why Should I Have One?

To reflect, plan, get organized, or to set goals and stick to them, bullet journaling can help with all of this! Ring in 2018 with healthy and helpful habits and track them with your bullet journal. Each year, many of us set goals and find ourselves falling short of them as the months progress. A bullet journal is the perfect way to keep yourself in check all the while organizing and planning your schedule by the day, week, month, or year! You should start a bullet journal to get creative, have fun, and help yourself in 2018.

 Inspiration for your Bullet Journal

Day Summary: Jot down some notes about what you did each day. This can help you to be productive or keep track of fun memories.

Daily Peak and Pit (High and Low): Make a note of the high part and low part of your day to think positively and critically about how you spend your time each day.

Meal Planner: Sometimes meal prepping just isn’t an option; meal planning is a useful alternative. Write down meal and snack ideas to stay on track with your goals this year.

Spending and Savings Tracker: Keep track of the money you earn and the money you spend to stay on top of your saving. If you’re planning to make a big purchase soon, this could help you meet your goal.

Inspiration Page: Write down inspirational quotes, movies, books, websites, and more. When you’re feeling down, open your bullet journal to your inspiration page to brighten your day!

When it comes to bullet journaling, there is no right or wrong. With creativity and the right tools, anyone can create a bullet journal designed to enhance your day to day, and stay organized all year!