Think for a moment: What bugs you out? Chances are you have no trouble coming up with a long list of your day-to-day stressors. However, each morning you wake up with an opportunity to fight them off before they have a chance to come at you. “It’s easiest to meditate in the morning before your day has started, before you’ve checked your e-mail, or done anything,” says Dr. Christopher Vincent, sports physician and CEO of Altus Sports Institute in Santa Monica, CA. If you make it a daily habit, meditating can decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and honestly make your day that much easier to get through.