For many years, I dreaded Monday mornings and felt extremely excited for Friday mornings. I lived with this mindset for years until I realized that this was not a way to live a happy life. Why did I let these emotions dictate my days, I thought? Because I had seen it happen all around me that eventually, my subconscious mind thought that this was completely normal that led me to this mindset. It wasn’t until I started reading various books on personal development that I finally made this shift. One common theme that I noticed was that regardless of the day, successful and truly people living in a state of joy are this way because of how they start off each and every day. Once I started to implement some of the ways that I will be sharing with you, my outlook on each day and in life in general drastically changed.
Wake up with an intention:
Many times, when we wake up, we immediately check our emails, Facebook, Instagram, press the snooze button multiple times, and rush off to start the coffee maker before going to work. What about setting an intention to have a positive and productive day? This can be in the form of writing in a daily journal or even visualizing for 5 minutes on having a phenomenal day. When we do this, we immediately shift our minds in a place that makes us happy and excited to experience a great day. This is a quick tool and can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
Prepare your day in advance:
When we are able to prepare our days ahead of time, we have a way of having a happy and joyful day. This can include scheduling out our productivity for the following day, doing tedious tasks when needed, and eliminate any procrastination. I have found that when we bring over tasks that should have been completed the day before, we are only filling up our schedules with things that are unnecessary. This will also eliminate any stress that should be avoided.
Spend time alone:
There is nothing more liberating than being able to spend time alone in the morning before starting off your day. Two of my favorite activities include meditation and reading for 30 minutes. These activities also tie into setting an intention for the day. They assist in setting a clear, calm, and amazing tone for the day. Also, when you are able to do things that you absolutely love, this happiness stays with you throughout the day and also increases your energy for yourself and those around you.
Learn something new that excites you:
Have you ever learned a new skill and felt so excited about it that you weren’t able to sleep? If you have, congratulations! This usually signifies that you have found your calling and are closer to fulfilling your purpose on earth. Think of a skill that you have been wanting to learn that absolutely excites you. When you do this, you will find yourself waking up with more excitement because of the new skill set that you have set your soul on to learn. Be excited about this and include this new skillset as part of your morning routine.
Each day is a new opportunity:
How many times have you heard someone say “I cannot do that, I am not a morning person.” Well, when we tell ourselves this countless of times, our subconscious mind takes this as being true and will make you believe this. However, if we change our mindsets and tell ourselves that every day is another opportunity to make a difference, add more value to the lives around us, and achieve our dreams and goals. This is very exciting to think about. If you are someone who is still looking for exciting days ahead, take some time to reflect on what excites you. It is time for a new skill set or just a new routine to start off your days ahead. Every morning sets the tone for the day.
Here is a recap of the 5 ways to jumpstart your day
- Wake up with an intention
- Prepare a day in advance
- Spend time alone
- Learn something new that excites you
- Each day is a new opportunity