Are you are someone who struggles to get out of bed every morning? Do you hit the snooze button multiple times? Or better yet, do you fall out of bed pretending to be a zombie until that first sip of coffee? Whatever the case may be, I am going to share with you 8 simple steps to increase your chances of having a positive day!
1). Try setting your alarm 15 – 30 minutes earlier than you would usually wake up. Although that may be 15 – 30 minutes of sleep deprivation, it will give you a little extra time to avoid feeling that morning rush.
2). Allow the sunshine to creep through your window curtains. This actually has a direct effect on the body’s biological clock and serves as a mental trigger that it’s wake-time. *If you have to wake up before sunrise, try a sunrise alarm clock.
3). Implement Mel Robbins’ 5 second rule. Start counting down from 5 to 1. 5-4-3-2-1 and then blast out of bed! This will give you a ‘take charge of your day’ attitude and squash any hesitation to stay in bed.
4). Fuel your body with a healthy breakfast. Be sure to consume adequate healthy proteins to equip your body with ample energy to master your day!
5). Instead of checking your email or going on social media right away, consider reading a daily motivational passage or bible verse. In the morning, your mind is fresh and open to the day’s possibilities. Therefore, by beginning your day with positiveness, your uplifting energy will be contagious and reciprocated by the universe.
6). If you have time in the morning, take a brisk walk around your neighborhood. Getting your heart pumping early will help you deflect any stressful situations throughout your day. If time is an issue, take a few minutes to stretch your arms and legs. Since your body’s been sedentary all night, this stretch will send signals to the brain that it’s time to get moving.
7). Write down your goals for the day. Writing things down visually stimulates the mind and makes you more apt to follow through with goals. Helpful hint – making your bed is a quick way to feeling productive.
8). Fire up your essential oil diffuser. Try any one of the following oils: lavender, melissa, ylang ylang, sandalwood, and lemon myrtle. Lavender and melissa calm nerves; ylang ylang eases nervousness, brings down your blood pressure, and keeps respirations regulated; sandalwood clears the mind and helps to stay centered; lemon carries an invigorating scent and has a natural way of creating a softening effect on your thoughts. Allow essential oils to permeate your surroundings and pep up your day.
So there you have a synopsis on how to have a healthy start to your day. Honestly, I sometimes struggle with starting my day off on a positive note. However, I am a firm believer in what you put out there is what you’ll get back. In addition, I try to stay motivated to live my ‘Blossom Best’ and always be the best version of myself! Feel free to visit my new shop, www.blossombest.com, for all of life’s essentials to live a healthy, happy life!