How to start your day happy
The secret of a successful day lies in a happy and peaceful awakening. But how many people do you know who happily jump out of the bed in the morning to the strains of an alarm clock? It has been proven that if you wake up in the morning in a good state of mind and start your day on a positive note, then the whole day is going to be brighter and happier compared to one that you start in bad mood. Waking up in the morning in the right way can help to increase your feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Wouldn’t you like this to be the way you wake up every day?
7 simple ways to wake up easier in the morning
Unfortunately, many people neglect these tips and instead of waking up in the morning easily, they are usually in a hurry, with no free time, anxious and stressed. If you try to follow even some of these suggestions and make them into daily habits, you will see the wonderful changes in your life!
Today begins yesterday
You may think it is a crazy idea but if you want to wake up in the morning easier and have a good day today, you should start programming it yesterday. First off, say no to a heavy dinner. When sleeping, your body undergoes restoration processes, strengthens and gains energy, so that you wake up happy and cheerful. This is hardly possible if you have a full stomach and digestion in progress throughout the whole night. Second, today, before going to bed, take 15 minutes to plan tomorrow. Planning works like a self-programming: the way you think affects the way you act. Try to view tomorrow as a wonderful day, stress free and happy.
Wake up with songs you love
Even the most optimistic person can get irritated with the beeping sound of an alarm. If this is the issue with you, choose a song you love and make it your morning wake-up sound. With a mobile phone, this is no a problem at all. You can download any song you like and change it every day. The idea of an alarm clock is to perform sounds that wake you up quickly and for sure, while the pledge for a happy morning is a slow and unhurried awakening.
Practice phone detox
The only excuse for using your cell phone in the morning is a music alarm. Once you switch it off, put down your phone at least for some time. It is probably the hardest rule out of the whole list but it really works. People use cells phone to browse the news, social networks, discover the weather, etc. They bombard themselves with bundles of information right after awakening. Often this information is far from pleasant and motivating. That is why you should practice digital detox in the morning at least a couple of days per week and compare the results.
Wash off your sleep
The first thing to do after waking up is to wash off your night sleep and laziness. Take a shower first using hot water but when your skin warms up change it to warm water. Use shower gels with bright, fruity scents like lemongrass. Complete your shower with cool water. Rub the body with a towel – this is a kind of massage that will help you to finally wake up. One more morning routine that will help you to wake up easily is your usual dental care habit. Apart from brushing, flossing and grooming your teeth, you can enjoy your look in the mirror, make smiles and funny faces. In that case, dental care routine is a funny and healthy daily practice that boosts your mood in the morning.
Breakfast is necessary. Some people do not have breakfast at all, explaining that they have no appetite. In the morning, the sugar content in the blood is the lowest, which explains why lethargy and weakness may occur. If a seated breakfast like toast or cereal are not an option because you do not have time, then think of healthy breakfast shakes or morning smoothies. They can be either fruit or vegetable depending on your preferences. Morning smoothies are good for starting the day because they are full of vitamins and microelements to energize you for the whole day, and they can be eaten on the go.
This sounds like a silly thing to do, right? But morning exercising makes sense. It does not mean you have to go to a separate room and start exercising on a specific mat wearing spandex. You can start by doing ‘lazy’ exercising lying in your bed. Stretch the muscles, bend your legs to make the blood run faster through the vessels. You can also use the time you spend on the road to your office. Walk! Even if you live far from the office you can drive and park your car a couple of blocks away from the place you work, then walk there and breathe in fresh air. Enjoy your morning!
The smell of coffee is one of the best smells to awaken to. It is the fragrance, not even the taste! This is actually the conclusion made by a group of Japanese scientists. They recommend placing a jar of coffee beans next to your bed and opening it in the morning. If you are a coffee monger, you can brew a fragrant drink to wake you up easily. There are some other scents from aromatherapy that are used as effective ways to wake up easier. Among them are citrus (including oranges, lemons, grapefruits), peppermint, rosemary, and jasmine. While you can add citrus in your healthy breakfast shakes and be energized from the aromas equally as from the taste, you can also buy essential oils of other herbs to get rid of the groggy feeling in the morning.
No matter what steps you choose to help you wake up in the morning easily, be it a tasty morning smoothie, a cup of coffee, lazy stretching in your bed or your favorite song, do not forget to do all that with a smile on your face. A good mood and a happy morning are guaranteed!