I have “down time” built into my morning routine. It’s HARD, but I set my alarm 30 minutes before I HAVE toget up to get ready for the day, which gives me buffer time to dawdle if I’m draggin’ in the morning. I’m NOT a morning person. When the kids go back to school, I make sure I’m up, showered, and dressed before they have to get up so I can “drill sergeant” them in the morning to make sure they are out the door in time for the bus. If I don’t stay on them for every task they will not get out the door.