Not everyone is indeed a morning person. This is due more to mindset than any other factor. Frequently you hear people state, "I am not a morning person," and then they will grump about something just to prove their point. This is a habit that should be changed, and it can be started with micro-habits. Even if you are a morning person, you can still pick up some valuable tips by reading the following micro-habits.
1. The first micro-habit you can do is change the time you wake up. Start getting up 30 to 45 minutes earlier. Use this time to work on your positive mental well-being. In today's world, you need to guard against stress, depression, and being lethargic. Getting up at this time is wonderful for you, especially if you are the first one to wake up in the house. This means you have quiet time for visualizing, meditation, journaling, or yoga.
2. Start the day by doing a few in-bed stretches to come fully awake. Raise your knees and rotate your hips from side to side and then grab your knee and pull it to your chest. Repeat with the other leg. Now you can move to doing a quick visualization of how you want this day to evolve. See yourself doing the things that will make you happy and successful.
3. Once you have done a quick visualization, move into a quick five to ten-minute mediation. A mediation about gratitude will set up your day perfectly. Mediate how wonderful it is to have woken up and be given another chance to fulfill your destiny.
4. Make your bed, soldier. A study was completed that showed making your bed before you go anywhere gives a feeling of pride. You look at the bed, neatly made with a corner folded over, and it comes to your mind that you have completed your first task of the day. Once you go through the day, completing more tasks and having a wonderful day, your comfortable bed will be right there waiting for you to jump in.
5. Getting ready for work means spending some time in the bathroom with either your make-up or having a quick shave. Doing an "I love me" routine means incorporating a few minutes to massage your face and gaze upon the wonderful human being in the mirror. After that, you might pick a particular scent to wear or spend time working on making your hair look like a million bucks.
6. Since you are in the bathroom, it is recommended to have a 2nd cellphone charger on the shelf. Many people wake up, check their messages and then dash out the door. It dawns on them later that they forgot to charge their phone, which puts them into a negative mood.
7. Checking your cell phone messages is not the right thing to do in the first morning. Drop that habit and the one of watching twenty minutes of news while you eat breakfast. Instead, prepare a healthy breakfast and sit at the table. Have a creativity notebook handy, and take the time just to let your thoughts flow out. While you eat, your mind will come up with new ideas, expand on dreams that you had and allow you to work on eliminating any bad moods that may have crept into your brain.
8. Take five minutes to think of how you can show someone love today. It might be writing an "I love you” card to your sleeping spouse or taking a different route to work and waving to the folks at the firehouse, retirement home, kids offloading at the bus stop, or giving that homeless person outside your workplace a couple of minutes of your day.
9. Know your money. This means taking a few moments every moment to check where you can save some money today or earn a few extra bucks. Do a quick scan of any incoming bills and make sure you are being overcharged. Successful people keep a running track of every penny going in and out of their pockets each and every day.
10. Do five minutes of a breathing routine that you have picked. There are a number of ways of doing breathe work, from yoga to martial arts. Breathe work helps to manage any stress or anxiety that you feel. Proper oxygen to your body helps all the cells, and that computer between your ears work at an extremely efficient level.
This post is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered therapy.
This blog is only for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered therapy or any form of treatment. We are not able to respond to specific questions or comments about personal situations, appropriate diagnosis or treatment, or otherwise provide any clinical opinions. If you think you need immediate assistance, call your local doctor/psychologist or psychiatrist or the SADAG Mental Health Line on 011 234 4837. If necessary, please phone the Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567 or sms 31393.