Have you crawled out of bed knowing you were going to have an awful day? We can never guarantee that our day will be good, but if we start it off badly, the day will follow suit. Starting the day in a bad mood can ensure that nothing will go your way. Listed below are five easy ways to help get rid of some of that morning negativity that comes with getting out of bed.
Realizing you are late, you sit up, jolted awake by the sudden realization. You spend the next stressful minutes stumbling around, trying to get together clothes. Your negativity grows as you realize you don't know where your shoes are.
Whether you are already running late, or want some extra time for yourself in the morning, getting things together the night before can help.. Lay out clothes on a chair or in the front of your closet. This will leave them within easy reach so you don't have to search around when you get up, giving you more time to relax, or, if you happen to be running late, get you out the door quicker. You can also get other things ready that you are going to need for the day and have them ready to go so you don't have to stress about them.
2. Get a Good Night's Sleep
Nothing starts off the day quite like waking up feeling like you didn't get any sleep. It can leave you feeling irritable and can affect your mood for the rest of the day. Making sure to get a full night's rest is critical to a person's mood and health. Turning off electronics an hour before bed is also recommended because it can help you fall asleep quicker.
3. Wake Yourself Up Gently
It can be hard to leave the warmth and comfort of your bed. A great way to start your day positively is to do exactly that. Set your alarm so you have a little extra time to just relax in the comfort of your bed waking yourself up gently. Spend a few minutes getting yourself mentally ready for your day. Also spend a few minutes just stretching, as it helps your mind and body wake up..
4. Establish a Morning Routine
You can gain several benefits from establishing a morning routine. If you know about how long it takes you to get prepared, you are better equipped to set your schedule accordingly and not be rushing around stressed every morning. Exercise, eating breakfast, and rinsing your face with cold water when you get out of bed are great things to include in your routine as they will all help you wake up mentally and physically for a productive day.
5. Have Some Time to Relax
It can be easy to fall into the motions of everyday life without providing the time you need for yourself. Take some time every morning to meditate, reflect, read an inspirational quote or poem, or just to do something that you enjoy. By giving the proper time to your wellbeing, it will help you become more positive overall.