A Good Start

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‘Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
Buddha

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The way we start the morning can affect our whole day. Research shows that by starting our day happy and relaxed, we greatly increase your chances of a healthy, productive day.

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Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier. This way you can begin your morning by lying in bed, slowly waking up. Stretching. Mentally clicking off what you are going to wear, what you are going to do, what you are going to have for breakfast. It is just as important to prepare yourself mentally as physically for your day.

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Get up and make your bed. Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project”, indicates that a simple way to be happier is to make your bed every morning. By taking this small step to create outer order, you create inner calm. It is something small and doable which gets your day started off right.

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Read a motivational blog each morning. This can provide a frame for the day, a sort of self-talk that keeps you motivated in the right direction as opposed to the negative thinking of the morning news.

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Spend 5 to 10 minutes each morning listening to music or sitting just thinking. This allows the creative thinking that takes place during the night to gel and form into a plan of action, grounding you for the day.

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Your morning habits can make or break your day. Live your best life by creating good morning habits. Are you starting your day off well?

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“Every day, think as you wake up: today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it.”
Dalai Lama

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