How you start your day can have a significant impact on the rest of your day.
If you wake up feeling rushed and stressed, you’re likely to have a more difficult time throughout the day.
But if you wake up feeling rested and ready to start the day, you’re likely to have a better day overall.
The Night Before
A good morning starts the night before.
To help make sure you get a good night’s sleep, avoid caffeine and alcohol in the evening, and try to go to bed at the same time each night.
It would help if you also created a relaxing bedtime routine that you can do each night before sleep.
This might include reading, taking a bath, or stretching. Or, it could be something as simple as turning off all electronics 30 minutes before you go to sleep.
Create a space that’s conducive to sleep by keeping it dark, quiet, and cool. Make sure your mattress, pillow, and blankets are comfortable.
In the Morning
When you wake up in the morning, take a few deep breaths and stretch your body.
You can also try relaxation techniques such as mindfulness meditation or yoga.
Don’t check your phone or email right away – this can wait until later.
Instead, use this time to gather your thoughts and start your day with something that makes you happy.
Listen to music, get up and dance, or walk around the neighborhood.
Do something that makes you feel good and gives you a chance to start your day positively.
It doesn’t have to be an extensive activity – it could be something as simple as taking a few minutes to yourself to sit quietly and enjoy the morning.
Then make yourself a tasty and nutritious breakfast.
Creating a Routine of Morning Happiness
Happiness is not a one-time event. It results from a series of choices and habits that you create in your life.
You can make a choice to wake up each day and start your morning in a way that makes you happy.
Establish a habit of making your bed each morning and keeping your bedroom clean and organized. Do whatever you can to make your space a place that you enjoy waking up in each day.
By taking the time to create a space and routine that makes you happy, you’re setting yourself up for a better day.