Can a Swedish routine turn Sinead Corcoran into a grateful morning person?

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Gokotta is the Swedish lifestyle trend all about embracing early rising.

Translated to English, Gokotta means "dawn picnic to get the birdsong". In layman's terms that's basically "get up a bit earlier than usual, you slob, the early bird gets the worm, etc."

The Swedes embrace Gokotta in summer to enjoy nature and improve productivity.

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According to Linnea Dunne, author of Good Mornings, a book about reclaiming the morning as "me time" through meditation, exercise and self-care: "In a world of 'always on', the commitment to

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