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Have You Seen This? How to revolutionize your morning routine

By Mary Dalrymple | Posted - Mar. 6, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.



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THE EIGHTIES — Do you feel like you need more pep in your step? Are your mornings a little sluggish, and you wish you could change that? Well, I've got great news, in the form of this delightful video straight out of the 1980s.

In the clip from the 1985 Hong Kong action romantic comedy film, "Mismatched Couples," martial arts superstar Donnie Yen demonstrates the best way to get ready in the morning: through a combined martial arts and breakdancing routine where you get to kick on your Converse kicks and slide on a pair of tearaway sweatpants.

Yesterday's Have You Seen This?

Because it's Monday, my morning routine looked nothing like this guy's. OK, so my mornings never look like this. But I'd like them to. I think we'd all be a lot happier if we added a little more '80s enthusiasm to our lives.

Here's a challenge: tomorrow, add some breakdancing to your routine and let me know how it goes. I'll be honest, if you manage to have even an ounce of this guy's energy before 10 a.m., that's impressive enough for me.

Mary Dalrymple

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