Even if you know you have a lot to do that day, it might be challenging to get out of bed once the alarm goes off. It's okay if you're not a morning person - not everyone is – but there are things you can do to make getting up more pleasurable. You may learn to be optimistic in the morning and get your day off to a good start. While we cannot promise that we can help you appreciate mornings, we can assist you in disliking them less.
If you like these suggestions and want to discover how to wake up mindfully, this guide can help you change your daily routine. Continue reading to learn how to kick your day off right.
How to Be Happy in the Morning
1. Plan your day the night before
While some of us bounce out of bed excited for the day, for others, waking up is the worst moment of the day. Even if you've had a good night's sleep, leaving the warmth of your comforter to face the elements, work, or the trek to school might feel like the last thing you would like to do.
However, exercising our bodies when we wake up makes us feel physically and psychologically prepared for the day ahead. The first step is to ensure your alarm is set to wake you up early enough to allow you to relax into the day rather than rushing.
2. Yawn to get more oxygen
Breathing is an excellent place to begin. We require less oxygen throughout the night since we are resting. Thus, our breathing might become shallow. Getting a few slow breaths as soon as you wake up can help deliver more oxygen into your body, fueling and energizing many of its activities and signaling to your body that it's almost time to move. A yawn could also help. While many of us equate it with tiredness, it is a brilliant means of taking in extra oxygen, so make use of it.
3. Stretch your spine to wake it up.
When you start breathing more profoundly, you may feel the need to stretch—go with it and do whatever motions seem nice. Several stretches can help you think perky first thing in the morning — extending arms aloft will wake up the spine, particularly if you lean back slightly as you do so, generating a moderate backbend.
A slight twist to either side while lying on your back may feel pleasant and will begin to activate your digestive organs, readying them for the day. Consider your entire body from head to toe as you start to move it, visualizing each body component gradually awakening. It will help prepare for movement and ensure that all of your muscles are ready to function and assist you during your everyday activities.
4. Recharge your body, mind, and heart.
Following a mild warm-up, some energetic motions can assist in increasing your heart rate and starting your brain, increasing your energy levels. Lifting and lowering one leg, then the other, while resting on your back will begin to work your core muscles, which we utilize all day, and challenge your coordination, helping your brain wake up and start problem-solving.
Coming onto all fours and slowly moving through the spine while breathing can bring awareness to all body areas and get you into a more standing posture, ready to jump out of bed when you're ready.
5. Examine your alarm.
Could you do anything to make it sound better? If you use your phone, set it to a joyful sound, or write a motivating comment on the alarm setting, both can help you start the day more cheerful. You might also get a daylight alarm clock, which will gradually wake you up with increasing amounts of light and soft noises.
6. Consider thankfulness.
Consider three things you're grateful for that day as soon as you wake up. It may be the weather, the fact that you have big plans coming up, or even coffee — whatever makes you happy.
7. Stop sleeping.
It's tempting to lie in bed for another five minutes, but doing so disrupts the body's waking-up rhythm, which means that when you do get up, your body isn't quite ready, leaving you feeling sluggish. Get up as soon as you hear the alarm.
8. Turn on airplane mode.
Many of us grab our smartphones as quickly as we wake up to read the news or catch up on alerts. However, doing so first thing in the morning might stress us out and leave us in a foul mood for the rest of the day. Instead, go about your morning routine quietly, devoid of digital distractions, and then intentionally decide to check in when you're up and able to handle it.
9. Everything should be prepared the night before.
It's easier to get through the day when you don't have to make decisions or prepare anything. Prepare everything before going to bed, from packing your suitcase to setting out your clothing to wear, and even getting a cup and a plate ready for breakfast. All you have to stress about is getting out of bed-the rest will follow on its own.