If you had trouble getting your day started today, and it had nothing to do with staying up to late to watch the end of the game, there are some easy morning habits you can start doing right away that’ll start your day off right.
First thing in the morning is to write down something you’re grateful for – if you begin being thankful, you’ll be in a better mood.
Instead of reaching for coffee first thing in the morning, go for water – whether you sip it or chug it, you’re hydrating, because we tend to get dehydrated while we sleep.
After you get up, make your bed – it’s easy to skip doing it, but if you spend a minute and make it, studies show that you’ll be more focused and task-oriented the rest of the day.
Now that the days are getting a little bit longer, go get some sun. Even if you open the shades, sunlight in the morning can help combat Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Finally, get exercise – even if it’s just light stretching, five minutes of engaging your body can make a big difference.
Image Credit: Photobuay / iStock / Getty Images Plus