Ok, let’s be real here. There are some mornings we wake up and feel less than motivated to take on the day. And the truth is, that however you’re feeling, how you start your morning can affect your mood throughout the entire day. Start your morning off feeling positive with these tips.
WHO’S THE BOSS?
You are. Start your day on a positive note with repeating your favorite mantra, closing your eyes and going to your happy place, or cranking up the tunes and dancing yourself into a better mood.
Exercise gets your creative juices flowing, blood pumping and energy pulsing. Ever been out on a run or walk and thought of some pretty cool ideas for your morning meeting? If you’re stressing out about an important deadline you have later on that day, set your alarm an extra 30 minutes early get outside and let out your tension, sometimes even a walk around the block can relieve some of that unwanted tension.
DON’T BE ALARMED
If you’re one of those people that dreads waking up to the sound of your alarm, and the mere thought of that sound sends shivers down your spine, this might be the tip for you. Not all of us are early birds; many of us sleepily wake up to the sound of our alarms only to hit the snooze button to give us just a few more minutes of sleep. If you relate, then you may want to consider alternative wake-up calls. Set your alarm to a sound that motivates you and gets you psyched to start your day. An alarm doesn’t have to be the most obnoxious annoying sound on the planet. If you’re a big fan of the snooze button, try setting your alarm 15 minutes earlier than usual with one of your favorite jamming tunes. This way you can give yourself that extra time to wake up, listen to a song you love and get your head in the game for what’s to come.