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How to start your day in a good mood

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Kick-starting your day in a good mood could be tough sometimes, but with the help of some proven strategies, it will make it a lot easier. Here are some things you can do to start your day in a good mood.

A Good Day Begins The Night Before

If your nighttime was spent binge-watching Netflix and sleeping only 5 hours, it’s much harder to wake up in a good mood. Make sure you sleep well by having a consistent schedule. Once you’ve learned how important 8 to 10 hours of sleep is to your body, then we can start talking about improving your mood.

A Glass Of Water

Once you wake up, make sure to drink a glass of water (about 16oz). Your body is probably dehydrated after sleep. A glass of water will help you feel less groggy and make sure you start the day energized.

A Well-Balanced Breakfast

A few things can be better than a great meal to start the day. Try to make a well-balanced meal that keeps you energized throughout the day. The right amount of proteins, fats, and carbs could help you feel even better throughout the morning.

Early Workouts

Jogging or heading to the gym right after waking up might feel like a burden, but the results will be beneficial to you during the entire day. Besides the fact that exercise is good for you, it also boosts your energy levels and happiness. A good 30 minute workout will make you alert and have a smile the whole day.

Check Your To-Do List And Schedule

Handling your daily tasks and meetings are important to have a blueprint for your day. The idea is being consistent and diligent throughout the day. By checking your plans for the day, you’ll feel much more in control of the activities. This will give you the willpower to keep on going. Make sure that the activities that require attention and focus are scheduled in the morning so you can do less mind-intensive tasks in the afternoon.

Do A New Habit

In the morning, your willpower is strongest. Doing a small habit like reading for 10 minutes, meditating or journaling will help you start the day on the right track. You’ll feel much more motivated if you see that you are moving forward, even if it is a small thing.

Take Small Steps

Don’t even try doing all of the above at the same time because those habits will never stick. Begin by sleeping earlier. Try sleeping 15 minutes earlier than yesterday and so on until you reach the sleeping schedule that fits you best. Keep a reminder to have a glass of water on your nightstand. Try one day to go to the gym early or have a long walk to see how you feel afterwards. As you see how each thing affects your mood, you’ll be even more motivated. This is essential when we start building habits. So take small steps and see how your mood changes bit by bit!

To Do

  • Sleep early.
  • Have a glass of water on your nightstand.
  • Plan a morning workout.
  • Prep breakfast meals.
  • Check tasks and schedules.
  • Try one habit at a time.

Not To Do

  • Pull an all-nighter.
  • Wait to drink water until lunch.
  • Do a fasting regime without planning.
  • Go with the flow with your responsibilities for the day, without a plan.