By the time you sit down to work in the morning, you’ve already dealt with all kinds of issues from family arguments to traffic jams. Those stressors don’t just mysteriously disappear; in fact, that stress becomes the base for other stress that piles on throughout the day.
Here are 5 approaches to get your day off to a good start, no matter what comes your way.
5 Ways to Start Your Day off Right
1. Create a plan the night before.
Before you hit the sack, decide on your to-do-list and clothes for the next day. This will eliminate the morning scramble and set you off on the right course for the day.
2. Open your eyes to something beautiful.
Exposure to bright colors in the early morning raises your spirits and energy. Position something beautiful so it is the first thing you see when you wake up.
3. Take a few deep breaths.
Before you even get out of bed, BREATHE and stretch a bit. You’ll feel ready to conquer anything.
4. Dedicate 15 minutes to meditation or inspirational reading.
Mediation or uplifting reading allows you to clear distractions and eliminate negative energy.
5. Kick out coffee for green tea.
You'll get the caffeine you’re looking for along with healthy antioxidants.