There are morning people, and then there’s everyone else. For those in that second category: help has arrived. There’s technology that helps make the first few hours of your day less terrible, and — to no one’s surprise — each of these companies is based in the city that never sleeps.
You can’t have a productive, fulfilling day if you’re not fully awake for it. Meet Tomorrow, the company that uses technology to wake you up when you’re ready to be woken up. Their Sleeptracker® monitor knows when you’re entering different stages of sleep and determines the best time to sound the alarm so you never feel jolted out of a deep slumber.
Imagine if your perfectly timed wake-up call was immediately followed by a positive, uplifting text that encouraged you to be your best self. Starting your day would be a little easier — you might even be more inclined to smile at strangers you pass on the street. When you subscribe to Shine, you get daily positive messages and links to helpful, inspiring articles that keep your spirits high.
Coffee is an essential part of the morning, but sometimes getting it can be a struggle. There could be long lines; your barista could mess up your order — there’s a lot that could go wrong here. With Kit & Coffee, you don’t even have to leave your apartment to get cafe-quality coffee. The subscription service delivers customized coffee to your door on a regular basis so you always have good coffee. All you’re responsible for is the hot water.
Sometimes, you just don’t want to use public transportation, and Uber can be expensive during the morning commute. But you can always use Via, a rideshare service that matches multiple passengers heading in the same direction and charges a $5 flat fee. It’s a little more expensive than the subway, but a lot more convenient (and involves fewer people to deal with).
Many successful, productive people start their days off with a workout. If you want to give this a shot but aren’t sure which gym you should commit to, try Zeamo. You’ll get a map of gyms near you that grant day passes to non-members. You can filter by distance, price, amenities and activities. Bonus: your pass gets you access for the entire day, so if you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can stop in again after work, whether it’s for another gym session or just a few minutes in the sauna. After the productive morning you had, you deserve it.
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