Are you the sort of person who wakes up happy, alert, and ready to face the day? If not, you may think there’s nothing you can do about it. Wrong! Follow these five simple tips and you may just find that your mornings are a lot happier.
Set Yourself Up for Success
Take time at night to prepare for the next day. Clean your bedroom, so you’ll wake up in a fresh, welcoming environment, and clean your kitchen so you can start your day with a healthy breakfast. Lay out your clothes, set the coffee pot, make your lunch, locate your keys- anything you can do to ensure a smoother morning will make the start of your day more pleasant.
Pick the Right Alarm
Skip the harsh, jarring alarm sounds in favor of something that gradually and gently wakes you. It could be a sound that gradually gets louder, or a light that starts dim and gets brighter, mimicking the sunrise. Consider using an alarm clock instead of your cell phone. When a cell phone wakes you, it also pulls you into the day with notifications and news. To have a more pleasant, gentler morning, don’t dive right into the cares of the world.
Greet the Day with Gratitude
Before you even get out of bed in the morning, think about something for which you’re truly grateful. Immerse yourself in this feeling, closing your eyes and being completely present in your gratitude. Some people even like to take it a step further, writing down three things positive things in a journal each morning in order to start the day from a place of peace and contentment.
Breathe, Smile, and Stretch
When you open your eyes, smile! A smile can make your mind feel happier, and when you smile, your body releases feel-good endorphins and serotonin. Next, take a few deep breaths to help boost your mood, promote feelings of calm, and relieve stress. Stretch each extremity for 15 seconds, and you’ll limber up your muscles and joints. This enhances blood flow throughout your body and sends extra oxygen to all your tissues.
Start Your Morning with Something Pleasant
Read or listen to something inspirational, play some of your favorite music, and maybe even dance! Connect with people you love, sit outside in the sunshine, take a walk, or meditate. Start your day on a happy note!
Quality Sleep on a Comfy Mattress
One way to make sure you wake up happy is to get quality sleep on a comfortable bed with a good mattress. When you’re ready for a new bed, check out Mancini’s Sleepworld. We have a large variety of quality mattresses that will help you get the sleep you need to wake up in a good mood and ready to face the day! To learn more, contact us or call 800-647-5337.