These 5 morning habits guarantee all-day happiness

What if the secret to being happy was to start the day well? Some say they woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and others claim they’re not morning people, or they need a cup of coffee to function. Luckily, if you identify with these descriptions, there are solutions.

In the pages of the Huffington Post UK, several well-being specialists emphasise that starting the day right is the key to a happier daily life. However, to achieve that, certain strategies need to be put in place.

Avoid checking notifications right after waking up

It’s a common reflex: upon waking up, many people grab their phones and check notifications. Social media, emails… a black hole to avoid, according to neuropsychologist Sanam Hafeez.

“Reading emails, texts, and social media posts in the morning can waste time that could be spent on more productive activities. It has also been shown that social media can negatively affect mental health and cause unnecessary stress,” she asserts.

Woking out via iStock

Exercise in the morning

Wellness coach Kim Strobel reminds us, “If you move your body for 30 minutes a day, it oxygenates your brain and allows you to see things in a positive light.”

Exercising in the morning (or after breakfast) has numerous benefits for mental health, energy levels, and our brain’s cognitive abilities. All positive aspects.

Maintain a gratitude journal

Fans of diaries and bullet journals know: writing is good for morale. Especially when jotting down positive things, says Kim Strobel. “Our brains are wired for negativity. What we need to do is intentionally take control of our thoughts… and try to guide them in the right direction.”

Make your bed after airing out your room

Kim Strobel and Sanam Hafeez agree on this point: making your bed in the morning (after letting your room air out for a few minutes) is an excellent way to start the day. “Consider it your first task of the day and feel how satisfied you are after accomplishing something so early in the morning,” recommends the neuropsychologist.

Prepare for the next day, the night before

Technically, you prepare this fifth and final step the night before. The idea? Get everything you’ll need for your next day ready to avoid unnecessary morning delays. Sportswear, lunch, breakfast table already set up: fewer things to think about upon waking up, ensuring a smooth start to the day.

This article was syndicated from Marie Claire France
Translated and adapted by Praise Vandeh, Marie Claire Nigeria Content Writer


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