“Start the day with an excited refreshed attitude.”
I’m not a morning person. I don’t do mornings. Never have, and likely never will. When I get out of bed, it takes me a full hour to be truly alert. During that hour, I am sluggish, half conscious, and need the space I need to undergo my morning transformation into a fully functioning member of society. That said, I’ve noticed that setting the tone in the morning definitely has an effect on the rest of the day.
Regardless of whether or not you’re an early bird or not, its a good idea to wake up every morning feeling refreshed. Part of that feeling comes from having received enough sleep the night before. Another part is purely psychological: its the attitude we wake up with. Now although your body may be sluggish and your mind may be slow, its still possible to have a positive attitude towards the day.
Rather than seeing waking up as an inconvenience (believe me, it sure feels that way sometimes), treat it more as an opportunity to start anew, a chance to be better, do better, live better. Spend a few quick moments in bed (without falling back asleep) to think about what you have accomplished, and what you have to be thankful for. Then do the same with what you hope to accomplish throughout the day. Then, get out of bed and begin your routine.
If you have a list (and I suggest preparing one the night before), add to it, review it, and start conquering each item one at a time. If you have morning routine, enjoy it as much as possible. If not, consider starting one that works for you and doesn’t leave you rushed and out of energy by the time you start your day.
Attitude can be a snowball effect, so the earlier you start during the day, the more momentum it can gain. Start with a negative attitude in the morning and it could be difficult to break later on. Start with a positive attitude in those first few moments and you will have significantly more momentum and inertia to accept and conquer the challenges of the day.
And if worse comes to worse and the day still doesn’t improve, let go of your negativity and remember…Tomorrow is a new day 🙂
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