How you start your morning inevitably impacts the rest of your day. A crowded commute makes you crabby; the leftover mess from weeks’ worth of snow leaves you slipping, sliding and whining. Northeastern University student Lars King wants to intervene, however, and get to you before life’s annoyances do — all 365 days of the year.

Over the undergraduate’s most recent winter break, he scoured the Web for motivational videos, hand-selecting what he deemed “the best” by views, likes and subscribers. With the most effective videos chosen, he launched Year of Motivation, a service promising to email users “one short, highly motivational video every single morning for a year.”