Well begun, is half done. Many of us might have observed that, once we start a day on a high note, everything else seems to just fall into place. What if I tell you, you can capture that feeling every single day and wake up happy.
Here are 5 tips to help you start your day in a happier and positive note.
Prepare ahead for the next day
It is simply not possible to feel happy, if you have an avalanche of work waiting for you, when you wake up. What you can do is to get a head start on your chores the previous day. Before leaving work, you can make a note of all the things you have to take care of the next day. Pick out your work clothes the night before. Then, that would be one less thing to do the next day and a very good reason to wake up happy.
You snooze you lose
Hitting the snooze button and sleeping for ten more minutes will not improve the quality of your sleep. In fact, it confuses your body and brain. Additionally, it will seriously mess up the sleep and wake patterns. A simple trick is to keep your alarm out of reach. You won’t be able to just roll over and press on the snooze button. Keeping your alarm at a distance means, you will have to get out of the bed. Well, the hard part is already done.
Get a good night’s sleep
If you do not sleep well, it will be impossible to wake up feeling energized. According to sleep experts, a healthy adult should be getting sleep between 7-9 hours. Your sleeping environment also contributes to the quality of sleep. Try to sleep in a quiet, cool, dark room to get an effective rest. Waking up happy can have a very positive impact on our whole day.
A quick morning workout, even if it is just for 20 minutes, can do magic for your mental health. Walk, run, dance, cycle, swim, do whatever makes you happy. These activities get the blood pumping and endorphins flooding your system, giving you the mental boost to totally rock your day.
Don’t skip breakfast
Heroes don’t go to battle unprepared. Likewise, you have to have a good protein-rich breakfast before taking on the day’s challenges one by one. Beyond that, studies have shown that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be obese or overweight. Here are 5 breakfast smoothies to help kick-start your day. They are cost-effective and requires minimal prep time.