Some have polished morning routines that if disturbed, would result in a Really Bad Day. We may not follow such austere Benjamin Franklin schedules, taking to social media to catch up on last night’s highlight reel first thing as we wake or the email inbox just to prime the day for work. But we do not have to start our mornings with stale, secondhand entertainment or worse, work emails. Especially not in bed. Try different things to shake up the morning autopilot, like reading a book chapter, playing a musical instrument, or writing a paragraph or two about last night’s dream (if any). It may seem schizophrenic at first, but doing something unusual every morning undoes the daily tedium, while possibly inspiring mood shifts and new attitudes to face the day.