What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Do you check your mobile or tablet, worry about yesterday’s problems or find yourself moaning about all you have to do? If so, then you are waking up on the wrong side of the bed.
The first thing you do and the thoughts you allow yourself to have can set the tone for the rest of the day – it is important to be mindful in your first waking moments.
With the tips below, you can lift your mood, boost your energy and start the day on the right foot.
Wake up gently – Instead of just hopping out of bed in the morning, give yourself an extra ten minutes to wake up gently. An alarm can be annoying, so set it to play happy, upbeat music.
Smile – Simply smiling can change your whole mood and your outlook. Smiling increases endorphins; it is hard to feel down with a smile on your face. When I wake up in the morning I see pictures of my friends and family, I can’t help but smile.
Plan your day – Before you get out of bed, let your mind wander. Envision of what you would like to achieve that day. Choose the positive outlook you want to have and set your frame of mind in that direction.
Express gratitude – Train your mind to be grateful. Positive affirmations before you mentally review your day will set the tone for a more positive day. Setting your mind to fulfilling thoughts can help fill up the emotional tank for the day ahead.
As you can see, I haven’t mentioned anything to do with your mobile phone. If you check your email first thing, you are more likely to become distracted by the numerous requests for your time and interest. This can have devastating results on what you really need to accomplish for the day.
Take the time to set your day in motion in a positive and calm method.