We want you to be surrounded by positive vibes!
Every time we open our eyes from a blissful night’s sleep, we have the chance to make a change and live our best life. Your morning alarm goes off, and it’s your choice to set the tone for the next 24 hours. How you start your morning will impact your attitude and outlook on the day ahead. But it’s not always as simple as it sounds – we can relate. Maybe you wake up on the wrong side of the bed or in a funk from a situation that happened a day or two before. No matter the reason, you can take action to pull yourself into a happier state and shit your mood into a good one.
We have the chance to make a change and live out best lives.
Does your morning routine consist of staying in bed as late as possible while barley making it to work on time? Getting the day off on the wrong foot can negatively impact how your day goes. I have to admit that there was a time when I was like this. I convinced myself that I was a night own and would make up the work time by working later or doing things I needed to get done later on in the day. I didn’t have a positive routine in the morning to get me going. Instead, I started the day off like a zombie. Imagine how different your life would be if you had a positive morning routine that ensured an enjoyable day instead! A morning routine that radiates positivity does not have to be complicated. It merely just has to get you started.
Deep Breaths: Set your timer for five minutes, sit wherever you are, close your eyes, and focus on the breath coming in and going out. You can repeat a phrase or mantra on each in/out-breath or focus on the space between breaths. If the mind wanders, simply notice it and, without judgement, gently bring the mind back to the breath.
Morning Walks: Go for a walk and bring yourself back to the now through your sense. Breath– take in the scents around you, all the subtle layers of them, such as flowers, fresh-cut grass, and morning rain. Feel the air around you, the body’s motion, the earth under your feet as you walk, and the sun on your face. Hear the sounds of birds chirping, dogs barking, children playing, you’re breathing, and even the heartbeat in your chest.
Don’t look at your phone when you first wake up: Avoid looking at your phone the first five to fifteen minutes (or longer) of waking up. Use this time to disconnect from technology and connect with your thoughts. This includes waiting to respond to work-related emails/texts/chats until you’ve completed your “you time.”
Express Gratitude: Keep a gratitude list in your notes, phone, or journal, and read over it after you’ve had your no-phone time in the morning. You can even text a close friend or relative and let them know you’re grateful for their friendship. This small gesture will boost your mental outlook in a big way.
Hype Yourself Up: Look in the mirror and HYPE yourself up like you would a friend. Thank your body, skin and face for being how it is and tell yourself you are looking great. Sounds silly, but try it.
Morning Sweat: Schedule a morning workout (even if you’re feeling super lazy) and encourage yourself to show up and sweat it out. Exercising the morning increases energy and improves productivity for the day.
Water time: Drink water. You’ve likely gone close to 8 hours without water consumption. As soon as I wake up on an empty stomach, chugging some water had instantly made me feel refreshed and energized. Throw some lemon in there that you juiced the night before to cleanse out that toxin build-up from when you were asleep.
Positive Affirmations: Say positive affirmations out loud: “I can do this.” “I am successful.” “I will complete this project.” These are all examples of how to increase confidence and ultimately manifest a positive vibe for the day.
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