No matter how much yesterday went off the rails, another morning is always another chance to bounce back. Maybe not bounce back the way you did when you were 20, but bounce back nonetheless.

You just had an eight-hour break from life. Whatever happened last night is well on its way into the past. You should feel your energy tanks somewhat restored. When you get up and move a little, blood will start circulating. Have some coffee or tea. Take a shower. Get dressed.

By the time you’re done with your “basic human maintenance,” your outlook on the day will have both widened and brightened — even if it’s still dark outside.

It only takes a second to sit up in bed, roll out of it, or toss your comforter aside, but that second makes all the difference. Keep the springiness in your mornings, and you’ll always have a springboard to bounce back from.