You’ll usually find that when you start your morning off right, you have one of the best days ever. There’s a recurring theme, if only you pay attention to it. Your morning is rushed and groggy, and that’s pretty much how the rest of the day goes. Your morning is relaxed and happy, and your day goes the same way. How can you make sure you start your morning off right? Read on to find out.
Get Up When Your Alarm Goes Off
Instead of snoozing your alarm 11 times before you get out of bed, get up when your alarm goes off. This means you need to set it realistically. How much sleep do you need, and when are you likely to feel better about getting up? There are a few alarms that can make this much easier. You could get an alarm that simulates sunrise/sunset, so that your body naturally wakes up. You can also use an app like Sleep Cycle, which monitors you as you sleep and wakes you up when you’re at your lightest in the sleep cycle. When you reduce stress from the moment you wake up, your day will go much better.
Meditating might sound a little silly, but you really can’t deny all of the benefits it can have on your life in both the short and long term. Start off doing it for just a few minutes a day. You can slowly build yourself up until you’re doing 15 minutes day. The key is you get into the habit of doing it. It shouldn’t take long before you feel less stressed, happier, and far more creative. There are apps and videos out there that can help you with this too!
Take Some Time For Yourself
Make sure you get up with plenty of time to have some time to yourself. Get up and enjoy some of the best coffee beans while reading a chapter of a book. Get ready at a leisurely pace. Don’t start your day rushing around. Make sure you have time for a healthy breakfast, too. This will give you more of an incentive to eat better during the day.
You don’t need to do an hour’s sweaty workout at the gym if you don’t want to. Going for a short walk or doing a few yoga poses will wake you up, get those endorphins flowing, and make you feel amazing.
Visualize How Your Day Is Going To Go
Visualization is a very powerful too. It can help you to change your mindset, and even influence your day. By visualizing how you want the day to go in a positive light, you’ll likely be in a better mood and have a better day. Some people are even amazed when they see that the day went exactly as they wanted it to.
Get The Hardest Thing Done First
If you have a task on your list you’ve been putting off or you are dreading, get it done first. This is referred to as ‘eating the frog.’ Once this is done, everything else will seem simple in comparison.