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Make Time
Q: I am a morning person who cannot wake up in time to enjoy the morning! I crave the sense of peace and hope I feel just after the sun rises. But when my alarm rings, I turn it off—then spend the rest of the day playing catch-up. How can I break this cycle?
—Lauren Sybert, Chicago

Dear Lauren, For the next week, ask yourself once every few hours, "On the day I die, will I be glad I did the thing I'm doing now?" You're probably spending large chunks of time shopping for things you don't need, talking to people you don't like or worrying about things over which you have no control. Cut these things out, go to sleep earlier and arise refreshed to greet the dawn. Later you can tell me about it.
—Martha Beck, life coach extraordinaire