We all love to wake up in the morning with a happy and peaceful state of mind.
However, most of us get up unhappy and relaxed on most days.
So what can we do to start the day on a happy note? How can we make ourselves happy every morning and remain the same throughout the day?
In this article, I want to bring a few straightforward tips for most happy people to remain happy every morning.
Great achievers in life are people who wake up at the break of the dawn and do little things that make them happy. The happy mood in the morning gives them great motivation and energy to perform their daily tasks well.
What you do best in the first hour of the day will make you feel good for the rest.
How To Wake Up Happy Every Morning?
Here are some great and proven tips for you to do in the morning to make your ‘mornings’ truly happy and energetic.
1. Stop snoozing the alarm clock
When you set your alarm clock to sleep, you deliberately make yourself feel lethargic. You are inviting unwanted laziness to take control of you at the beginning of the day. The common saying goes, “You snooze, you lose.”
Coming out of bed half an hour after you have already woken up with the first alarm will only break your sleep early and make you feel tired for the rest of the day.
The best strategy is to set your alarm when you need to get up and have pre-planned to be out of bed.
2. Let the thoughts of gratitude fill your mind in the morning
At the beginning of the day, think of the many good things you have in life and begin to feel grateful to God, nature, and people who have blessed you with the same.
The worst way to begin your day is to have many negative and ungrateful thoughts in your mind. Avoid it by all means.
For the first few minutes of the day, fill your mind with gratitude and love for the people and nature surrounding your life.
Think of 5 good things you are grateful for which will elevate your mood in the morning. According to studies, being grateful make you feel happier than otherwise.
3. Smile at yourself, the people, and the nature surrounding you
One of the best ways to feel happy in the morning is to look at yourself in a mirror and smile at yourself.
Exchange smiles and greets the people with whom you are living. Even greeting and caressing pet animals in the morning can become a great source of joy for many.
Joyfully watching the bright sky, morning sun, flowers, trees, and plants surrounding your living space can bring positive energy into you in the morning.
4. Listen to inspiring and pleasant podcasts or recordings
If you are pious and religious, listening to thought-provoking devotional songs and discourses will elevate your mood with positive energy.
Listening to motivational songs and meditational thoughts is another suitable way to make yourself happy in the morning.
Some people enjoy and enjoy watching their favorite funny videos or listening to their favorite music in the morning.
It is all up to your choice and interest, but listening to something you love to hear most is an excellent way to be joyful in the morning.
5. Engage in 10 minutes of physical relaxation every morning
You can do several things like massage, yoga, light exercises, or a nice bath to feel physically relaxed and pleasant in the morning.
Some people love to massage their face, neck, and hands for a few minutes to feel relaxed in the morning.
Stretching your muscles, legs, and hands for a few minutes is a good idea to feel energetic and lively.
You should also compulsorily take deep breaths (gradual and prolonged inhaling and exhaling) at least ten times immediately after waking up.
Simple stretching and breathing exercises increase blood circulation and improve the energy flow with fresh oxygen supply into the lungs.
6. Expose yourself to morning sunshine and fresh air
Exposure to the morning sunlight and fresh air outside your room is one of the best ways to feel refreshed. It helps you to begin your day in a relaxed and refreshed manner.
It will be ideal if you take a little walk or jog along your courtyard or driveway in front of your house for a few minutes in the morning. It is still okay even if you live in a colder region, as the cold weather makes your heart work harder to keep the rest of your body warm.
If you live in a tall building (skyscraper apartments) and it is not feasible to be out in the open, you should open windows to let the sunshine and fresh air into your room.
Also, it is proven that exposing yourself to a splash of sunlight could make you feel more awake and active. This can make your biological clock stop the secretion of the melatonin hormone that induces sleep.
7. Drinking instant energy in the morning
Drinking a large glass of water after brushing your teeth is an excellent way to hydrate your body; it instantly boosts the body’s energy levels.
You will feel tired when the fluid levels are low, and your body has not got water for a long time as you have been sleeping for many hours.
If you are also into weight reduction, drinking two glasses of lemon water on an empty stomach will benefit your health.
Drinking one large glass of water before you retire to sleep at night is also a good idea to avoid your body becoming dehydrated by morning.
8. Engage in pleasant talks
Once you are done with all your routines in the morning, it is good to engage in excellent little talks with your loved ones. If you live alone, you can even try to talk to your pet animals or plants and listen to their silent replies that you can imagine.
A pleasant little conversation in the morning makes you feel good as you engage your brain to listen, respond, and interpret. This little conversation takes away the boredom and gets your brain into an active mode for the day’s work.
9. Pamper yourself with the foods and drinks you like
One of the most gratifying and satisfying experiences in the morning is to have exceptional food or beverage you like to have. For example, you may love to begin your breakfast with the pleasant taste of a fruit juice you love most or a little bit of sweet food you relish.
Tasting something delicious in the morning will undoubtedly put you in a happy mood as you proceed to serious work for the rest of the day.
10. Have a well-planned routine for each day
The mess and panic arising from your arbitrary timetable upset most people in the morning.
You can become very stressed in the morning, especially when you have woken up late and have many routine tasks to complete quickly before you leave for work.
Judiciously following the well-planned morning routine at the right time will ease all tension and stress in the morning.
It is good to complete some of the preparations for the next day at night before you sleep. For example, prepare your next day’s outfit for work, your office bag with all essentials, kids’ school uniforms, belongings, etc., before you sleep at night.
When you have too many things to do in a hurry in the morning, you will indeed get stressed in the morning itself.
The morning becomes enjoyable if you meticulously follow your well-planned morning routine activities.
Foresee the next day’s requirements and get some of them ready before you go to bed in the night to avoid the stressful burry-burry of the morning.