Every morning, we wake up with the promise of a fresh start.
Only, it’s hard to look forward to that if you're constantly waking up in a terrible mood.
It turns out there's a biological reason for that shitty morning feeling.
So if you're a member of the I-hate-mornings club (and it's starting to affect how you feel about the rest of the day, too), here are some tips for waking up in a much better mood.
First of all, make sure you're actually getting enough good-quality sleep.
Open your blinds so you're waking up with natural light.
Try not to look at news first thing in the morning.
Instead, spend that time listening to a podcast, reading a book, or watching a show.
If you have time for a quickie, DO IT.
Keep a positive mantra where you'll see it every morning.
Fill your room with scents that make you feel good.
Listen to music that gets you hyped.
Do a super-quick workout.
Practice being mindful.
Take a second to think about what you're giving to society today.
And if you're currently pissed off at anyone or anything, try to mentally let that go.
Have a game plan for the day and make sure at least one thing you do is for YOU.
Sign up for an email newsletter so there's something to look forward to in your inbox.
Move anything that makes you anxious so that it's not staring you in the face when you wake up.
Have breakfast ready to go before you even wake up.
And finally, just smile, because that alone can lower stress.