How to wake up the right way
At a time when many students are having an increasingly difficult time maintaining positivity for the remainder of the school year, changing aspects of your morning routine can contribute to a more optimistic outlook on daily tasks.
“The madness, the rush of it all — it’s got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately reflect how productive, happy and calm you’ll be for your following waking hours,” writes Kate Bratskeir of The Huffington Post in the article “The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren’t).”
Simply completing stretches or yoga, avoiding the snooze button, eating a well-balanced breakfast, flashing a smile or drinking a glass of water each morning can help people develop better moods with which to face the day, according to Ronald Riggio of psychology.com in the article “7 Tips for Waking Up on the Right Side of the Bed.”
“…a negative start can make it hard to part the clouds for the rest of the day, making work and healthy interactions more of a challenge,” Riggio said.
While mood-lifting techniques are objective, the aforementioned habits are worth trying to uplift your morning spirits, especially before a rigorous school day.