How To Start Your Day With Positive Attitude? It’s another new day; new dawn is here … how do you want to start it? You CAN begin your day in a POSITIVE WAY!
Each night we go to sleep not knowing exactly what tomorrow holds but we hope that it brings the best. When we wake up in the morning to a new day, we have another opportunity – each new day is filled with the power and freedom to choose. Forget about what happened yesterday, it is already in the past, there is nothing you can do about it but you can entirely dictate how your today will go.
A brand new day holds lots of promise, there are new possibilities and new insights. We can decide to jump out of bed and direct the course of our day or hit the snooze button, roll over, pull up the blanket, and wander off again to the dreamland.
Here is what Marcus Aurelius has to say about starting your day in the morning “when you rise up in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to be able to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to love.
How to start your day with positive attitude
Starting Your Day In A Positive Way Matters A Lot Granted That Not Everyone Is A Morning Person. But When You Start Your Day In A Positive Mood It Doubles Your Chances Of Being Happy And Productive Throughout The Whole Day According To Studies.
Let me now share some simple tips that have helped me to start my day in a positive mood:
Plan the night before (set achievable goals)
Before you to go sleep, make a list of about 1 to 3 things that you will like to achieve the next day.
Keep your list very short, this way you can easily get the most important things done. It also helps you not begin to be selective on the one to do and the one to procrastinate. Making a shortlist about your “next day” not only keeps your focus but also helps you to wake up with a purpose.
Prepare the night before
Not everyone is a morning person. Preparing for the day ahead can get tedious. Therefore reduce the stress in your “mornings” by getting the simple details done the night before. Put your car keys where you can easily find them, keep your wallet ready, pack your bag, prepare your lunch. Getting things done in the night will go a long way in helping you to start your day positively.
Look forward to something each morning
Always think of something that you can look forward to when you wake up each morning. Immediately the alarm clock sounds, put your mind to what will inspire you to get out of bed. You can focus on the new suit you want to show off, a friend you want to meet, or simply a speech you prepare for your presentation.
Take a moment for personal gratitude
Research has shown that those who express gratitude about their lives feel happier and optimistic about their lives overall. When you wake up each morning, think of seven things that you are grateful for…. that you are grateful for your husband, that you are a kind person, that you have adorable children, that you have the best mom, that your grade is going up … Being grateful about yourself will make you feel on top of the world.
Do some stretching and/or meditation
Doing stretches immediately you wake up will help your body to release dopamine which improves your mood, self-esteem and make you feel better. If you want to crown it with peace of mind, try meditating. These two will help you to start your day in a positive way.
Take light breakfast
You perform better when you have adequate energy; don’t start your day on an empty stomach because when you get hungry without any chance to eat, it can ruin your day. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Don’t skip breakfast because you are in hurry, eat a light breakfast so that your body will not feel too heavy. You will deprive yourself of a wonderful, complete, and healthy morning and also a chance to start your day positively when you skip breakfast.
Smile and spread some happiness
Smiling is probably the most important and simple way effective way to start your day positively. Smile and say “hi” to your neighbors, friends, and even to those you meet on the street. Try to simply appreciate the new day. Smiling will help you to generate the feeling of positivity; which is exactly what you require to start a good day.
Getting out of bed in the morning can seem like a cumbersome task, there are some days that you will feel like staying in the bed throughout the whole day. However, you can always prevent this from happening. Motivate yourself each day to get out of bed. It is always important that you have something to look forward to, stay organize and plan your day. Take a shower once you get out of bed. Your morning will set the tone of your day, make sure you begin it positively by applying the tips above