If you want a happier life then make sure you’re doing these 9 small morning habits which can make you feel happier.
Beginning your day with a few healthy habits can benefit your mental health and set the tone for the rest of the morning.
A consistent routine in the morning can change not only how your day goes – but what you accomplish in your life.
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So, if you are struggling with stress, read on for some important morning habits to bring more joy in your day… and life.
Here are some small morning habits to make you feel happier that you should try incorporating into your schedule.
It’s tempting, but hitting the snooze button will cause you more harm than good. When you snooze your alarm, it forces you to have disruptive sleep, which can cause you to be more groggy than if you woke up when your alarm went off. Set your alarm for a realistic time to help you resist snoozing it.
Other things that might help you get up as soon as your alarm goes off are sitting up as soon you wake up and turning on a light. To get better sleep, consider going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. Having a consistent sleep schedule can help you have better sleep hygiene and help you avoid hitting that dreaded snooze button.
Taking a shower first thing in the morning can be invigorating, help you wake up and reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.
Morning showers can also help balance the natural oils on your skin and help fight acne.
Hot showers can stimulate relaxation and help melt away stress.
They can also relieve sore muscles and increase blood flow.
Cold showers can give you a boost of energy and get you ready for the day ahead.
Making your bed should be the first task you complete each day. It can give you a sense of accomplishment first thing in the morning, making you more productive all day. Naval Admiral William McRaven believes doing something small in the morning can start your day off on a positive note.
Change can happen anywhere and — believe it or not — it all starts with making your bed. If you have a hard day and come home to the bed you made, it can inspire you to rise anew and think of the next day as a fresh start.
There are many benefits of staying hydrated, but drinking water first thing in the morning has advantages.
Water in the morning can help you rehydrate from the fluids you lose while you sleep.
It’s also vital for healthy digestion, helps boost your metabolism and sets you up for success.
Drinking water on an empty stomach right when you wake up can help flush the toxins from your system, encourage healthy habits and increase your water intake for the rest of the day.
Water can also help you wake up and increase your energy levels.
You’ve probably heard breakfast is the day’s most important meal. Eating breakfast can make you more alert and boost your mood and energy levels throughout the day. It can also make you more productive and decrease your cravings.
You’ll want to ensure you are eating the right foods for breakfast, like eggs and whole wheat toast that are high in protein. Foods like donuts or cereals high in sugar might give you a little energy boost, but it isn’t sustainable throughout the day.
You typically feel good when you look good, boosting your confidence.
Pick out your clothes the night before so you aren’t stressed trying to figure out what to wear.
Dressing for success can improve your mental well-being and promote your self-image.
When you feel good about yourself, you are more energetic and optimistic.
Dressing well can also increase your performance in your job and change your perception of obstacles and situations.
You might also be more creative when you dress for success.
Working out may not seem like a small habit, but a little can go a long way. Starting your morning by exercising can boost serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain, reducing stress. Making early workouts a habit can vastly improve your mental health.
Physical exercise helps decrease anxiety and lessen symptoms of depression. Working out first thing in the morning can get your blood pumping and give you more energy throughout your day. It also makes you feel better, leading to a more productive day.
A to-do list can help you organize your day for a more productive and efficient way to tackle your tasks.
When you take the time to strategize, you can get one step ahead and plan accordingly before others have the chance to distract you or make decisions for you.
Control of where your energy goes throughout your day can help you be more productive and get things done.
Checking things off of your list can give you instant gratification and a sense of pride at your accomplishments, which is always a great way to start your day.
Tidying up early helps start your day on the right foot. It can be empowering to clean up your home in the morning and gives you an extra boost of confidence you can carry with you. Cleaning is also an excellent way to decrease stress.
Freshen up a little around your home to ensure you don’t return to clutter. Organize a few things or wipe off your counters so there is less you must do when you get back from work. A clean space can be calming and increase positivity and your overall happiness.
These morning habits might seem minor, but you might be surprised at how significant these daily rituals can be to the flow of your day. Set yourself up for success by utilizing these habits to live your best life and make the most of your day.
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