Let’s face it, being the early worm isn’t all its hyped up to be. In fact, for many of us, the obligation to wake up at a specific time can be downright dreadful on certain mornings, and the beginning of most workdays starts out miserable and boring. Luckily, with a renewed mindset and a few adjustments, you can easily turn mornings into one of your favorite parts of the day. With that said, start with the following tips and you’ll be on your way to stopping that bad habit of slamming the snooze button:
1. Browse Comedy Sites
Since humor is something that most people leave out of their morning routines, this one is worth mentioning first. Plus, a good laugh is a great way to awaken your senses and start the day off in a positive mood. Furthermore, comedy has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, both of which are extremely common detrimental emotions in the morning hours before work. Browsing sites like examinedexistence.com and other funny picture or joke directories is a great way to kick off the day with a knee-slapper before you have to start taking things seriously at your job.
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2. Watch Motivational Videos
Although memes are great for a smile or chuckle, motivational videos and inspirational audio books may be more suitable when you have a lot on your plate and mornings are feeling like reminders of the challenge at hand. Many entrepreneurs make this part of their morning routine and it works wonders to put things into perspective and provide a boost in ambition going into the rest of the day.
3. Enjoy the morning silence
Doing nothing and just feeling the silence, the sounds of a new day and twittering birds; looking at the beautiful sky and watching your beloved ones wake up – that is truly a great morning picture. Let all this beauty spread to all your body and soul and start a day with a great spirit.
4. Watch the Sunrise
If you’re waking up at 8-9 AM after the sun has already made its ascent into the sky, you’re definitely missing out on the most visually enjoyable part of the morning. Getting up before the sun rises is not only a good way to get a head start on the day, it also adds a memorable artistic element to your morning.
5. Get Enough Sleep
In closing, if you didn’t get enough sleep the night before then it won’t matter if you wake up to a 5-star breakfast in bed with all of the above ready to go, you’re not going to have a very enjoyable morning when you’re still feeling sleep deprived. Thus, getting at least 6-8 hours of quality sleep before you hop out of bed is perhaps more important than any of the previous tips if your goal is to have fulfilling mornings rather than reluctantly dragging yourself to work like a zombie with crust in your eyes.
I hope these tips help you to make your mornings more enjoyable. Are you a morning person?