5. Take a time out
If you feel like your morning has been dragging along, try a quick, quiet exercise to center yourself. Meditating can re-energize you by relaxing your mind and body, says Toronto mind-body therapist Louise Gabrielle. In the middle of the day, spend five minutes doing a conscious relaxation exercise: lie on the ground with your calves and feet up on the seat of a chair, your arms at your sides and your head on a pillow. Focus your mind’s attention on each body part, inviting your whole body to relax. “When your legs are raised up, it’s very good for regenerating the body,” Gabrielle advises.