What you do before you open your email and sit down at your desk can pretty much determine the course of your entire day. Successful people don’t hit the snooze alarm seven times before finally dragging themselves out of bed, nor do they waste time drinking coffee and playing Candy Crush instead of getting ready.

We all have good mornings and bad mornings. Some days it’s easy to get up and find the perfect stylish outfit and get to the office early. On other days, it’s a struggle to even get out of bed.

Use these tips from successful women to organize your own mornings and find out what you should be doing differently.

Meanwhile, Heather Piper, co-owner of Thrill of the Hunt shared her morning routine. “I start my morning by 5 a.m. or earlier. Before looking through emails or addressing text messages or voicemail or any type of inquiry, I head to my Crossfit gym. I’m usually done within an hour, by 6:30 a.m. By 7 a.m. I’m on the computer, now starting to sift through the workload and respond to all inquires. I take care of the easy requests first, cleaning up my already long task list. Typically, the day prior, before calling it a night, I try and outline the deliverables and tasks for the following day, to keep me focused and on track. After working a couple hours, I stop to take a shower and now get into my ‘working mode,’” Piper said.

“I only work in short time frames, never longer than two or three hours without a break,” she added.