5 Ways To Start Your Morning Off Right If you’re not exactly a morning person, you may get a little jealous at those individuals that somehow manage to wake up in the morning in a good mood, with more energy than they know what to do with. You’re probably wondering if they’re on some magic pill – or even just a special blend of coffee – but really, it’s probably much simpler than that. Here are a few basic things you can try to do every day to help you start your morning off right. Have a Great Breakfast This is the most important step. There’s a reason you’ve heard it called the most important meal of the day since grade school: it really is. It sets up your entire day . Try to have a well-balanced breakfast with food that will give you energy throughout the day. Great options include yogurt, granola, Oatmeal, non-sugar cereals, anything with peanut butter, and a glass of OJ. Wake Up Earlier Everyday This may seem counter-productive. But It really works. If you get up just an hour earlier everyday (which also means going to bed earlier to get enough sleep) you’ll find you have a lot more time for yourself in the morning. It’ll give you a chance to relax and wipe the sleep from your eyes. Once you get in to a routine, the early start won’t even bother you anymore! Get Some Cardio You would be amazed and how much better 20 minutes of just about any activity that gets the heart pumping can make you feel. If you’re one of those people that always uses the excuse of not having enough time, see the previous point. This is where that extra hour comes in handy. Hop on the exercise bike, run some stairs, go for a jog, powerwalk, jump rope – literally anything. Your mood will improve greatly, and you’ll be wide awake. Get Outside The fresh air will wake you up faster than any cup of joe could – especially on those cool, crisp spring mornings. It’s easy combine getting outside with cardio and waking up early. Especially when you do this before having that solid, well-rounded breakfast. Fresh air does wonders for you when you first pop out of bed. It’ll put you in a great mood. Make a Playlist For some, this is the most critical. Build a playlist of hundreds of songs that put you in the best mood. Set your iPhone alarm to wake you up with this music and go through your whole morning routine with this playlist on. This will be a game changer. Music can change your entire outlook in just a few lyrics. If you’re looking to put yourself in a better mood, get up, get active, get outside and have a great breakfast! About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn