3 Morning Habits To Lift Your Mood

by - 05 March



As a morning person I love waking excited at the possibilities of a new day. Even if I have my whole day planned - as I almost always do, there's just something really nice about the quiet of the early morning. If mornings are a mad rush you just like to get out of the way here's how you can shake things up.


 

Have something different for breakfast

Plan your breakfast. Put effort into it like you do your dinner, even if it means having a piece of fruit to finish off. How about a mango instead of a banana?
Recently, I've been getting into porridge and I'm so surprised at how quick and easy they are to make. 



Exercise

I know how this sounds and I know that not everyone has the time to get in a sweaty session at the gym. Even 10 minutes of yoga can do so much good. My personal favourite is Adriene from Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. She has the perfect 30 Days of Yoga video series for beginners.

See my 3 life Lessons Learnt From Yoga here.

When I can't do yoga I still like to stretch outside of my bed by reaching to touch my toes and then reverse the stretch by reaching my hands up to a pretend sky. It makes all the difference.



Wake up earlier


We're always in a rush. We just want to get going. Having a better morning means a better mood for rest of the day.

Often when waking, my mind is buzzing about what I need to do as soon as I get up. I miss being a child waking up on a Saturday morning thinking, "hmmm, what am I gunna do today? Ooo maybe finish painting that cardboard rocket." 

Recently I've woken earlier to set time aside to do a bit of reading or allow myself that extra few minutes to lie there lazily. It's also a perfect time to have cuddles with a loved one before you head out on your separate schedules.

As mornings are often perceived as the shortest period of the day or a time to hurry up and prepare for the rest of the day, it's easy to forget about making it the best time it can be. People put so much effort in getting ready for the weekend, what about the other five days? It is so easy to forget that there's opportunity in all aspects of a day even in a dreaded Monday morning.


Photo Credit: Theo Gosselin

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