Because I’m Happy

  • Posted by admin
  • 04.17.15
  • 6:47 am

For many of us, mornings begin in a panic.  Every morning it is usually the same routine.  Alarm goes off.  Snooze.  Ugh.  Repeat x 5.  When we do finally find the will to get up out of bed we are always rushing to make up the time lost.  So now we’re tired, we’re late, we’re hungry because of course there is no time for breakfast and you can also forget about packing a lunch.  What are we doing wrong, and can we make it better?

It may surprise you to know that the happiest individuals tend to actually enjoy their mornings.  I’m not sure exactly who these rare, exemplary people are but apparently they do exist and they sound fabulous.  They appear to thrive on waking up and look forward to a new day full of possibilities.  These happy people have humble morning rituals that increase their own sense of well-being and give their day purpose.

Happy people tend to share many of the following morning habits:

They begin anew each and every morning.

They know that it’s a brand-new day to start over and do something different.  Yesterday may have been a complete failure for them, but today is a new day for success and adventure.  Wake up motivated with a positive, can-do attitude to tackle the day with your best foot forward!

They keep things simple and don’t rush out the door.

Complex morning routines are difficult to stick to and set us up for failure. Happy individuals’ routines are simple for them because they prepared the night before. They picked out their work attire, prepared their lunch, set their coffee to brew — all the night before.. Multitasking may create stress and anxiety and steal your peace during your first waking hours.

They exercise.

Exercise boosts levels of health-promoting brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which may help buffer some of the effects of stress and also relieve some symptoms of depression.  Morning exercise gets the blood flowing and gives them more energy throughout the day.

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