Mary Poppins used to say, “Well begun is half done!”
The way you start your morning can affect your whole day. Outside of a few rise & shine, most of us don’t consider it our favourite part of the day – especially if you stayed up late the night before working, worrying, or wondering. But if you learn how to start your morning right, you can reduce your stress and anxiety and significantly increase your chances of having a satisfying, productive day.
Starting your day with a positive attitude has its benefits. Mornings set the tone for the rest of the day. In fact research shows that morning people are more positive and productive than night owls. So how can you make the best of this delicate and lovely time that you have all to yourself?
The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ wrote: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
Today I thought I would share few ways to start your day with a positive mindset. There could be many more ways but what made a difference to us, I am highlighting it
Be Grateful – Take a moment to find something that you are grateful for, and give thanks to the people who love you for who you are.
Make Your Bed – Once making your bed is done, your day would seem much more organized.
Stretch Yourself or Have A Walk – Stretching boosts your mood, energy and self-esteem. Exercise triggers endorphin, that helps to relieve stress and boosts energy.
Nurture Your Body – Drink a glass of water, preferably warm with a squeeze of lemon juice. Have a wholesome breakfast and be present in the moment while having breakfast.
Get Organised – Grab a note and list out what’s in your head. Separate your thoughts and tasks into different categories. This will help clear your head and make you feel more prepared for the day.
Plan to Treat Yourself – Plan something fun for the end of the day that you love doing. It can be as small as cooking something nice for yourself that you always wanted to have.
When you wake up tomorrow, ask yourself whether do I start a new day being a new me?
“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Buddha