You open your eyes, stretch your arms, and feel refreshed. Your mind is alert. Your body feels energized, and you feel a sense of positivity about the day ahead. It’s going to be a great day.
Why do some days feel better than others? The secret to a perfect morning starts the night before, with a good night’s sleep. When you get a good night’s sleep, you’re not just refreshing your body; you’re renewing your total well-being.
With a few simple changes to your evening routine, you can make your dream of a perfect morning a reality. Start by establishing a consistent bedtime and then begin winding down an hour or so before that by shutting down your electronics and relaxing with a warm bath, soft music or a good book. Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet. Remind yourself that your body deserves to rest.
In addition to getting a great night’s sleep, having the right morning routine can help you start your day off right. Instead of hitting the snooze button multiple times and rushing out the door, try setting aside some time in the morning for some self-care.
Start by taking a few deep breaths and stretching your body. You can also incorporate light exercise or yoga to get your blood flowing and energize your body.
Afterward, take time for a healthy breakfast. This is also a good time to reflect on your goals for the day, either through journaling or meditation.
By starting your day with positivity and intention, you can set yourself up for success and a great mood throughout the day.