Alarm. Snooze. Alarm again. Snooze again.
Alarm again (wait, is this the third time or did I auto pilot it a couple of times before this one?)
Panic. Rush. Delays during the rush. Accidents. More delays.
IF this sounds like you (and the majority of most Americans), it’s no wonder you probably hate mornings!
However, there is good news: you are doing it all wrong!
Here are 3 ways to starting your day off right that will, if you make them habitual (which will take time and discipline), you are sure to start enjoying your day much more!
- Plan Your Day the Night Before: This is step 1 for a reason! Spending even 30 minutes outlining your next day’s activities and work will help to remove stress to get things figured out in the moment and then scramble to prioritize. Make sure to dedicate blocks of time not only to the tasks you want to accomplish but for the in between and at least one brief break (note: lunch is not a break, it’s a necessity; take a small break mid afternoon if possible).
- Get Up One Hour Earlier: Yeah, this is a tough one, but it’s one of the habits that will help your entire day! This extra hour gives you time to review your daily plan (that you made the night before), give you a few minutes to get in some exercise, and make your breakfast with enough time to eat it in relative peace without the rush.
- Positive Reinforcement: During your extra hour of relative consciousness (relative to how long it takes for your brain to wake up fully), listen to something positive as you spend this first hour to set your thought processes in a forward and happy direction. Positive music, religious music or speaking, a positive life coach video, etc. There is no end to positive things to listen to (amidst the ocean of negativity) if you just look for it!
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