Do you sometimes have the feeling from the moment you wake up that this is not going to be your day? Stressful lifestyle, heavy workload, and bad weather, these are some of the most common complaints about bad days. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up feeling that today is going to be your day, that it’s going to be awesome, no matter what? This guide is about to give some valuable tips to make every day a brand new and fresh start.
Give Your Bedroom A Taste Of Paradise
It seems easy to forget that the bedroom is not only the room with the bed and the fancy bedsheets in, but it is the place where you retire to sleep. So, quite naturally, your bedroom deserves a makeover if it happens to be one of your least favourite room in the house. While you should consider the quality of your mattress, there is more to a bedroom décor than that. The colours you choose for the room will influence the quality of your sleep, and more importantly your mood when you open your eyes on the next morning. Bright colours might be appealing but stay away from violent and aggressive shades such as red or black, which might be a little too much as a first impression in the morning. Remember that your bedroom is the first thing that you see in the morning, so making it look good is more than a case of vanity decoration. It’s about starting the day in a beautiful and organised place. This has a tremendously positive effect on your mood!
No More Wasted Nights
How you sleep will impact on your day. Indeed, if you’ve had a bad night sleep, you’re likely to feel on edge or tired all day. A day that starts with having to drink a can of energetic drink to wake up is already doomed to be tough. You want to make the most of your time awake, to be at your most efficient or productive, and this means that you should make the most of your time asleep first. It’s surprising to find out that, despite the technological progress people enjoy in their everyday life, most individuals find it so hard to develop healthy sleeping habits. Indeed, a better sleep starts with embracing a healthier lifestyle and staying away from the common problems: Lack of exercise, excessive use of screens and IT devices before going to bed, and unhealthy diet. If you want to wake up refreshed and ready for a brand new day, you need to adjust your lifestyle to allow for natural sleeping patterns to re-establish themselves.
Better Wake Up Call
If you’ve ever started the day by missing your alarm call, you know that stress is going to be your motto for the day. If you don’t want to experience anything similar again, it’s a good idea to sleep with your blinds or curtains halfway open. By doing this, you are allowing your brain to register the passing of time. This will naturally start your biological alarm clock: Your brain is sending the message to your body that the sun is out. Naturally, you may argue that this doesn’t work very well in winter. Your brain can register the noise in the streets, the lights outside – even if you think it’s still night, the streets are brighter at 6 am than they are at midnight and the sounds of the wildlife waking up can influence your brain. Additionally, you should always set your alarm clock at least 15 minutes earlier as this will give you more time to wake up: Less stress and sense of emergency in the morning are the guarantee for a relaxed start to your day.
Take A Better Breakfast
Most people are too stressed out in the morning to have breakfast. So make sure to get up a little earlier to be able to sit down and take your first meal of the day. For some, preparing the breakfast in advance with an overnight oat recipe, or buying an automatic coffee machine, is a great help. Others prefer to repeat the same gestures every day for comfort. There’s no right or wrong as long as you get plenty of vitamins!
Share The Love
Remember to kiss all the people you love in the house, and this includes the cat and the dog before you leave. The therapist Barbara Bartlein claims that connecting with the ones you love soothes stress and gives you a positive start to your day. Love keeps you focused on what matters in life, so make the most of your morning rituals to share the love with those who matter.