Wake up, scroll, get ready, eat breakfast, and go to work. It sounds dull, doesn’t it? The more we repeat these seemingly simple morning steps, the more mundane they can seem. So how do we fix this? Is there anything we can do to take back our mornings and have a better day?
Let’s talk about it!
Every good day begins with an even greater morning. Starting the day on a good note sets the tone for the rest of the day. It gives you the peace of mind needed to make it through the day.
So let’s discuss five easy things you can do in the morning to ensure you have a better day!
Morning tips for a better day
Ditch your morning scroll
According to a 2016 Deloitte survey, 18% of consumers check their phone immediately after waking up, and 62% of consumers check within 15 minutes. So what’s the harm?
Our energy levels and productivity are highest first thing in the morning, and when we use that time to scroll on social media, we immediately set ourselves back. Instead of taking control of how we want to start our day, we actually give the power to our phones.
Although mornings can get hectic, going outside and taking in all that beautiful natural sunlight will signal your body’s internal clock, your circadian rhythm, that the day has begun. The morning sun will kickstart your energy to start your day strong.
If you have the time, try to take a walk outside. Not only will you get the boost from your circadian rhythm, but you’ll also boost your serotonin from the exercise, leaving you in a happier, more relaxed state and on your way to a more productive, better day!
Make your bed
If you don’t already practice the ritual of making your bed every day, we strongly recommend you start. It is a simple task that can truly set you up for success.
In the book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven, McRaven details the significant effects this simple task can have on your day.
His theory goes that by successfully making your bed in the morning, you will have already accomplished one thing. And that one success will encourage many more throughout the rest of your day, ultimately leading to a better day!
One surefire way to have a better day is to begin each morning with a simple exercise. The next time you’re drinking your morning coffee, consider writing down three things you’re grateful for. The “3 good things” exercise is straightforward and can significantly impact your mood and levels of happiness.
Research shows that expressing gratitude is strongly and consistently linked to feelings associated with happiness. Exercises like this can increase positive emotions, help you deal with adversity, build better relationships, and make your day more enjoyable overall.
Do something for yourself
Lastly, perhaps most importantly, you should take time for yourself in the morning to have a better day. Take a moment, even if it’s only five minutes, and do something for yourself. Something that brings you joy and fulfillment.
By taking time for yourself, you allow your mind to reboot, which helps you to be more productive, have better concentration, and solve problems more efficiently. In addition, it gives you a better sense of balance and self-awareness, which can lead to a better understanding of yourself. You can then use this to improve not only your relationship with yourself but also your relationships with others. You are creating a better day for yourself and everyone around you.
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