We’re not all morning people. A lot of us wake up grumpy, drowsy, and annoyed with the world for forcing us to get up and get the day going. But it doesn’t have to be this way, even if you’ve never been the kind of person who likes mornings to begin with.
The fact is that getting the day started with a good mood and attitude can work wonders on your daily productivity, activity levels, happiness, and overall behavior. Seriously, you’d be surprised the ways in which a good dose of positive thinking can benefit you for the rest of the day. The best part is that this is totally doable, as outlandish a concept as it seems! Here are some morning habits that will help you wake up in a good mood.
HERE ARE 5 MORNING HABITS THAT HELP YOU WAKE UP IN A GOOD MOOD
1. SET ONE SPECIFIC WAKE-UP TIME – AND STICK TO IT!
By nature, humans are creatures of habit. Set one specific time to wake up every single morning, no matter what time you go to sleep. Whether you’re heading to bed later than usual or right on time, wake up at this set time every morning. And yes, this includes on weekends!
The act of sleeping in on weekends and getting up early on weekdays can actually result in something called sleep inertia, where the brain is still in deep sleep from the weekend schedule when it is jogged awake on weekdays. This will cause important decision-making parts of the brain to experience a delayed wake-up, and this can be very jarring.
It’s important to stick to the wake-up time you set no matter what. It can be very tempting to hit the “snooze” button on your alarm, but snoozing doesn’t give you any of sleep’s benefits anymore. In fact, hitting snooze can cause what is referred to as a cardiovascular assault on the body and lead to severe nervous system upset. So once you hear your alarm, get out of bed and start your day. Your body and brain may need a while to get used to this, but once they do, you’ll be glad.