It is one thing to wake up to a brand new morning but another thing to have a day that goes according to your wishes. Although it may not be possible to predict what a certain day holds for you, it is possible to plan and adjust the day to meet your demands.
Wherein you want your day to go relies on how you begin it. Things you do in the morning can greatly influence your whole day. What comes to your mind when you wake up and the activities you engage in can as well define your emotion for the day.
There is no doubt that some days come with bad and low feelings. Nonetheless, you still have a degree of control over every moment of your life.
For your day to go positive and hopeful, you need to engage in morning activities that boost your positivity, vitality, and productivity.
There are many things you have to do every morning to vitalize your body and spirit if you want to feel positive throughout the day. We are all used to drinking coffee in the morning, but this article will explore other important things you can do to feel positive all day long. These include, but are not limited to, exercising every day, eating nutritious breakfast, and more.
Below are things you have to do every morning to feel positive all day long:
1. Give yourself some time in bed after you wake up:
It is advisable to stay on the bed, say 1 to 2 minutes after you wake up from sleep. Stay calm on the bed and relax before you begin anything you want to do. Staying calm on the bed gives your brain time to relax and adjust to the new day you are about to begin.
Although your body undergoes about 90 minutes of sleep cycles every night, the brain still needs a little time when you wake up for it to be alert. Shifting from the sleeping mode to an active state takes some cycle. It is possible to feel a headache or somehow if one jumps up from a deep sleep as a result of disturbance.
If someone asks questions immediately after you wake up from sleep, most people might provide a wrong response or make a statement out of context. This is because our brain needs a short time to wake up after the body is awake.
Staying on the bed for a short moment helps wake the brain and prepares it for the next decision you are about to make.
2. Undergo a short period of prayer and meditation:
A short meditation is very important if you want to have a promising day. It helps to calm the mind and boost a sense of positivity, and emotional well-being.
By meditation, we mean a moment of introspection, silence, and deep relief.
Stay calm and try to free your mind from every form of disturbance while allowing a positive spirit to flow through you. You can meditate while on the bed, or take any position best for you.
While many can extend their meditation process to yoga practice, you may not need to go that far. The essence is to let your mind relax and communicate a deep insight for the day.
Prayer on the other hand is a great thing to do in the morning. You can choose to pray out during your period of meditation or remain calm and communicate silently with yourself. Meditation can also come with some piece of words within (not necessarily prayer) that can make you feel inspired for the day.
The benefit of prayers cannot be overemphasized. Prayer helps to build faith and hope for the brand new day. Even if what you pray for may not come to pass, the sense of positivity and the good wills you declare on the new day can help make you think positively and convey good things your way.
3. Find some positive words, quotes, or inspiration to center yourself for the day:
You need a short period to center yourself before heading for work. This is a time to read, create motivation or journal, or write some tips to lead you through the day.
Reading a short quote, verse, or line of words from a creative material or a positive piece of writing like the Bible, positive quotes, poems, hymns, or motivational books can leave you with words that can steer you all day long.
Our minds can echo the first things we heard or learned. Listening to words that can motivate you can be as effective as someone annoying you early in the morning. The difference is that it is positive this time.
4. Do some sort of light cardio or stretches to get your blood flowing.
Exercise is a life booster. Constant exercise enhances good health by reducing the risk of heart disease and obesity, strengthening the muscles and bones, and creating positive mindfulness.
It is important to do exercise each time you wake up in the morning. Continuous morning exercise keeps you alert and vibrant enough to function for the whole day.
You may not need to engage in time-consuming exercises if you are a working class that leaves home early. A simple workout or jogging can take you there.
5. Drink a large glass of water to rehydrate and jump-start your metabolism.
It is medically recommended to drink at least a glass of water early in the morning after you wake up from sleep. This is because our body often gets dehydrated during sleep, especially if one had visited the restroom or sweated during the night hours.
Water also helps to flush toxins from our system and aid in digestion, reducing constipation and improving bowel movement. There are a lot of reasons it's necessary to take water early in the morning which shall be discussed in our next post.
6. Try some cups of coffee:
7. Eat a nutritious breakfast:
8. Clean your room and make your bed as soon as you wake up:
9. Review your goals for the day and make a game plan for how you will achieve them:
10. Limit screen time for the first hour or so after waking up:
11. Get out in nature:
12. Keep alive and be ready to go:
13. Greet people around you:
14. Avoid negative morning encounters:
It is your day that defines your years and how you live your entire life. That's why every day matters.