Your first hour after you wake up dictates how the rest of the day is going to go. If you are happy and feel motivated during the first hour you wake up, you will have a great day. If you feel horrible about yourself within that same time frame, you are bound to have a bad day. That means it is as important as possible to start the day off right. Here are four ways to do that.
- Read a motivational book. What you read when you wake up has the potential to change your entire mindset for the day. That means it is ideal for you to read motivational books that provide valuable insights into life, success, and anything else that is valuable to you.
- Listen to your favorite music. Listening to your favorite music will fill a part of your soul. That sounded deep, but listening to a favorite song feels much different compared to listening to an ordinary song. Make sure your favorite song is not a depressing song because listening to a depressing songs is the wrong way to start the day.
- Do a workout. I am not asking you to squat down and give me 100 push-ups and then get up right from that and run 10 miles. The ideal workout for the morning is a quick 10-20 minute stretch. That means nothing strenuous, but at the same time, walking around for 10-20 minutes is not the right kind of stretching either.
- Get some fresh air. Work outside for a change. The fresh air will make you happy to be alive. Getting some fresh air will also refresh you (see what I did there). However, you should not get some fresh air if it is raining, hailing, thunder showering, or anything like that.
Wake up at your best so you can be at your best for the entire day. Highly successful people wake up early and feel great. What are your thoughts on the list? Do you have any additional ways to wake up feeling great? Please share your thoughts and advice below.
I love this article! Stretching while listening to a great song gives me my morning boost.
For parents, involving your children is also a fantastic bonding experience while also boosting their moods too! The day just becomes a better day for the whole family!
Marc Guberti says
I like the idea of stretching while listening to a great song in the morning. For parents reading this comment, Kristen is spot on. Doing something like this with your children is a fantastic bonding experience. They’ll love you more for it. One or both of my parents are always home when I am home. I am rarely in the house alone. They have played a vital role in my success and supported me along the way. When reflecting on the little things, those little things end up being the big things that mattered.
Great article! For me doing a row on the rowing machine and drinking a cup of hot water and lemon is the best way to start the day.
Marc Guberti says
Each person has a different way to start off the day, but regardless of what you or anyone does, it is important to feel great at the start of the day. That way, people will be more likely to have a great day.