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Managing morning madness

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WILMINGTON -- Sometimes getting up, ready and out the door in the mornings can be the most hectic and stressful time of the day. But there are ways to manage the morning madness. Oh the dreaded reminder -- it's time to get out of bed and start your morning ritual. Ally Harper is stressed in the morning. She said, "Waking up in the morning basically is total chaos." Harper is a single mom who works full-time and goes to school. She knows all too well the morning madness. "Usually starting about 6:30, 7:00 my day is complete mayhem," she said. She's not alone -- even the rich and famous like The View's Joy Behar feel the morning pressure. Behar said, "My morning routine is typically very hectic so, I like to plan a little bit ahead of time." Which according to doctors is a good idea, because if you do not alleviate the stress it could be harmful to your health. Physician Jonathan Siuta said, "You can develop anxiety, you can sometimes develop depression from too much stress you can develop chest pain, breathing difficulties, abdominal pain." One way to avoid these problems is to avoid the stress - prepare for the morning the night before. Harper said, "I prepare at night I have my make up out very important, I have what I'm going to wear out and what he's going to wear out so I can get up and get him breakfast and get him dressed." Doctors say eating breakfast is an important part of the day, so if you're in a hurry make sure you have healthy options to eat on the go. "I like to wake up to ready made coffee." All good tips to help stop the stress and start your day off right. Doctors recommend exercise, eating a healthy breakfast and taking a moment to relax and take a deep breath as a few other good ways to deal with your stress.

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