When you bounce out of bed in the morning with a big smile on your face and enthusiasm in your heart, everything seems lovely, like all is right in the world. You have hope in your heart that you can conquer the day. Your mood in the morning sets the tone for the entire day. If you wake up groggy and grumpy, your day goes like that. But if you wake up happy, it will lead to a happy series of events throughout the day.
Here is how to get out of bed with excitement in seven simple steps.
Try waking up with the sun.
rising with the dawn makes you happier not just mentally, but the first rays of sun enrich your body with Vitamin D and are essential for keeping your bones healthy. Waking up early also gives you ample of free time which you can spend to your heart’s desire, doing whatever you love. You can use the quiet morning hours to read, to listen to some music or simply plan for the day ahead.
Don’t jump immediately out of bed as soon as you wake up.
Take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and allow your eyes to close and a wave of relaxation to flow down your body. Do this three or four times, with your eyes remaining closed, and allow yourself to become completely relaxed. As each and every muscle of your body feels relaxed, slowly get up.
As you wake, let your mind wander through the things you are grateful for in your life. It could be the smallest of things like the bed on which you slept, to the bigger things. Visualize the day ahead and imagine it will go smoothly. Be thankful for this perfect day you are bringing to yourself. When you feel gratitude, when you feel the love, you begin to feel that motivation come to life. You are alive today and you are going to make the most out of today, and that starts the moment you wake up. Now go make yourself a hearty breakfast (and be grateful for that, too)!
Your body has gone between 5-8 hours without water, so it is thirsty. Drinking a big glass of water when you wake up is essential. Your brain is 75% water, and without replenishing yourself with this fantastic liquid you may be creating the morning grog you feel in that noggin of yours. And it also aids weight loss. Have a glass of warm water and add some lemon juice to it.
Make time for a hearty breakfast.
Even though breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it is often the most neglected one too. Our busy schedule in the rushed morning hours makes us skip breakfast. Which is absolutely wrong! Even if you’re not hungry, trick your mind into wanting to fuel every cell in your body with a nutritious and hearty breakfast. As your mind pans out of your sleep and into a dreamy state of half-awareness, force yourself to think of this amazing breakfast you are going to have and how much your body and mind will love you for it. And actually make it! Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it helps to regulate energy throughout the day, it wakes you up, it speeds up your metabolism, and it keeps your mind sharp. Think of these wonderful qualities and make a ritual out of it.
Put on some music.
And party a little! Do a morning boogie. Shake off sleep as you sway to the beats and practice some positive affirmations too. Look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself how loved, valued and cared for you are. Tell yourself aloud that the universe loves you and a fabulous day is waiting ahead. Tell yourself that life is amazing and wonderful things will happen to you.
Lastly, take a shower.
Nothing wakes you up like a good shower. Buy some invigorating body wash containing mint or citrus. Call it your zing in a bottle; it’s like your own personal nice-smelling liquid genie which will unfortunately only grant you two wishes—to wake you up and make you smell fantastic. Then turn that nozzle onto cold for five seconds. You will be completely awake after your bath and ready to take on the day that lies ahead!