If a good morning routine seems impossible to you and you don’t know why some people are so happy waking up at 6 or 7 am, I understand you… I understand more than anybody that even the word “morning” may sound awful because not long ago, getting up early in the morning was also a great problem for me and I found the morning the most difficult part of my day. But I’ve been able to meet this challenge and you know… my life’s changing so much! Now I realize all the benefits of a morning routine and know how to make the morning easier, more enjoyable and highly effective.
Well, I think… I mean I hope you also want to change your life for the better and I’m ready to give you some advice on how to make your mornings more pleasurable.
How to Make Your Day Better?
A lot of studies have proven that people who get up early in the morning more often exhibit such traits as optimist, satisfaction and conscientiousness. According to scientists, early birds are able to organize their work and life more efficiently. They are also better at planning, anticipating and solving various problems. And I fully agree with all these statements.
After becoming a morning riser, I’ve found that I have more time to take care of myself, I have better concentration all day, I start spending more time with my family and I even get better sleep. So, waking up early in the morning allow me to have a fuller, more complete life in all respects and I hope you’ll also be able to feel the advantages of a good morning routine in the near future. Be sure if you want to make your day better and more productive, you need to learn to enjoy your morning routine. It’s really not that hard to do!
How to Start Your Day Off Positive?
I’m a firm believer that there are no people who hate mornings, there are people who don’t know how to make their mornings happy and positive. I’d like to share with you some simple ways or rather habits that can actually make all the difference in your morning.
Greet every new day
Getting up early in the morning is a nice way to greet an exciting new day! Early hours of the morning are the perfect time to be grateful for every moment you have. After waking up, you can even make a list of four or five things you’re feeling grateful for and this practice will definitely help you start your new day off on a foundation of gratitude.
Wake up with music or with some funny image
Say “NO” to the terrible sound of an alarm because your favorite song or relaxing sounds or some funny good morning image will help you reduce anxiety and increased drowsiness. By the way, you’ll feel more pleased when getting up to soft music.
- Learn some relaxing morning exercises
Morning exercise is an excellent way to get out of bed and stimulate your nervous system and muscles as well. Relaxing exercises in the morning will make you more aware more quickly.
Enjoy your breakfast
Morning risers are so lucky people because they have enough time for breakfast! It’s actually one of the most crucial meals that can energize you for the whole day. Just imagine you can eat your breakfast while reading your favorite book or newspaper and sipping your coffee in the quiet of the morning. That’s fantastic!
- Prepare your outfit the night before
If you learn to plan your outfit for tomorrow morning, you won’t feel anxious in the morning. Such a cool habit can automate your morning choices and decrease stress. You know stress and happiness are two opposites and when you want to start your new day off positive, you need to lower your stress levels.
Watch an inspirational or funny video
The Internet is full of ridiculous videos for you to choose from. Why not to use this great resource of wonderful mood every new day?
How to Cultivate Good Morning Habits?
You feel that you’re ready to join the early birds and that’s great! But don’t try to make drastic changes. You should introduce new habits slowly into your daily routine.
Set Your Goal Time
You can try to get up just 20-30 minutes earlier than you usually do and get used to this practice for a few days. Then you can add another 15-20 minutes and offer your organism the opportunity to get used to this innovation again. Remember, if you want to get your goal time, you should do it gradually to make the adaptation process less stressful and more successful.
Leave Your Alarm Clock Away from Your Bed
When your alarm clock is next to your bed, you usually shut it off and continue to sleep. But if you put your wake-up call away from your bed and you need to get out of bed to shut it off, you’ll be more likely to stay up!
Make Your Bed and Leave Your Bedroom
After waking up, it would be better to make your bed quickly and go out of the bedroom. In such a way, you can easily avoid the temptation to get into bed and fall asleep again.
Make a List of Important Tasks You Have to Do
You can motivate yourself by planning some tasks for the next morning. So, you’ll have a good reason to wake up early.
If you get out of your bed in the early hours, you’re great and deserve a reward! It can be a hot cup of your favorite coffee, some delicious cakes, time for yoga practice or something that you find pleasant. Are you ready to become an early bird? What morning habits do you find useful? Please, share your thoughts in the comments below.