I find that the morning sets the tone for the entire day. If I can get my mind right in the morning, then my day goes a lot smoother. When I am dwelling on negativity, anxious thoughts or the worries of the day as soon as I wake up, it tends to send my day into a downward spiral. Then any interaction I have that day suffers. But good mornings don’t just happen. You need to be intentional about creating them. But how do you do that? These tips for the 5 Best Ways to Have a Good Morning don’t take a lot of time to implement but they make a huge difference in the quality of your day. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Rare.us. The opinions and text are all mine.
5 Best Ways to Have a Good Morning
It is amazing what such a simple task can do. No matter what you are dealing with, you can always find something to be thankful for. Keep a notebook near your bed and start off the day by making a list of a few things you are grateful for each morning. Sometimes this will be easy to do and you list will be overflowing with ideas. When life’s storms come, you may struggle to find something to be thankful for. When that happens I try to just look at the basics. Do I have a warm, dry place to sleep? Do I have enough food? These are things that can go on my list.
Wake up 30 minutes early
Okay, this one sounds crazy. It might seem like getting to sleep in would result in a better morning, but if you are less rushed and stressed in the morning, you will be calmer and better able to handle any bumps in the road that come up. There is something special about waking up before your husband and kids and having the quiet house to yourself. You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, prepare the kids lunches, or just read a bit from an inspirational book.
Inspiration takes many forms, but when you chose to nurture your spiritual side, you fill your soul with inspiration each morning. There are many books out there that include short inspirational thoughts each day. I love these because they don’t take a lot of time but they can set an intention for how you want the day to go.
There are a number of reasons to exercise in the morning. Obviously exercise is good for you, but doing it in the morning takes it off of your to-do list for the day. You won’t go through the day feeling guilty that you need to exercise or feeling bad about yourself if you don’t. When you do it first thing, you take away the pressure that it can create. Plus, exercise just makes you feel good, powerful and strong which are great qualities to take into a day.
Fill yourself with good stuff
It might be tempting to turn on the news each morning, but I have found that whenever I do, I end up feeling angry and hopeless. Now I am not advocating that you bury your head in the sand, but starting out the day with news stories that frighten you and stress you out will not help you have a good morning. You want the information you take in each morning to be information that will make you feel good about the world.
One of my favorite places to find those kinds of stories is Rare People. I just head there each morning and check out the uplifting, feel-good stories from around the world. Some are videos, which really resonate with me. Others are articles. Whatever the form, the content renews my faith in people and just makes me feel good. To make things even easier, you can subscribe to the Rare People daily email which will deliver feel good stories straight to your inbox. It is hard not to feel good when you see a video such as this one of a boy meeting his baby sister for the first time or this one of a baby’s unexpected response when his mom tells him that she loves him.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Rare.us. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand.