Four Things You Can Do in the Morning to Be Happier All Day
Here are some things you can do each morning to be happier all day: Don’t reach for your phone or TV remote first thing when you wake up . . . hype yourself up . . . talk to someone else . . . and find ways to express gratitude.
We’re sharing this for you (and Ryan – who admittedly isn’t a Monday morning person…just ask him)
1. Get screens out of your room. When you reach for your phone or TV remote first thing in the morning, you’re letting the outside world dictate your mood.
2. Talk to yourself. It doesn’t have to be out loud or anything, but talking to yourself and hyping yourself up can set you up for success. Like if you have a big presentation at work that day, you could tell yourself, “You’ve done this before. You’re going to do great.” **Jim here…I have conversations with myself on the way to work most mornings…don’t laugh**
3. Talk to somebody else. It can be anyone you like . . . your spouse, your child, a friend. And it can be a phone call, a text, or, if you have more time, meeting up for coffee. Just having that social connection is important. **you can ALWAYS call or text our show – 248-398-9279…same number for both**
4. Be thankful. In research trials, people who journaled about the things they’re thankful for during the week scored much higher on measures of happiness than people who wrote down things they’d been irritated by. **we always says thanks for letting us be part of your morning…does this count as journaling?**
So find some way to express some gratitude in the morning, because it can be enough to put you in a better frame of mind all day. (Huff Post)
If you’re still waking up tired – we’ve cracked the scientific code behind it. check this out and see if you agree.