by Theresa Sirois, Social Media Coordinator 
Originally published on March 15, 2015
Updated on November 4, 2023

The sun is shining, the rooster has crowed, it’s time to get up! Many take this opportunity to stretch, smile, and grab the day by the horns. Others, like myself, roll out of bed barely coherent and stagger toward the coffee pot, wishing there was an IV drip of caffeine available instead. Regardless, you don’t have to be a morning person to develop simple habits that can help you have a more balanced and productive day. A recent article from Mind, Body, Green studied happy and healthy people and found that much of our happiness can be traced to our habits, which start from the moment we wake up. Here are the top 5 habits they discovered that can help you on your way:

1. Speak kindly to yourself

Start every day with praise. Praise for your own accomplishments and positive goals for the day help get your day off on the right foot.

2. Listen to your body

You don’t need a strict morning routine to be successful. If your body is tired, hit snooze one more time and don’t feel guilty. If you went to bed at a reasonable hour and feel refreshed, then start the day with yoga or a workout, meditation or prayer. Find out what enables you to achieve that positive frame of mind we mentioned above to start your day!

3. Focus on what you want

Happy people focus on what they want by mentally visualizing it and then following through with steps to achieve it. Instead of wasting precious energy on what isn’t working or what they don’t want; they commit to a better future by imagining what they want, and writing down the steps to get there.

4. Live in the present

Many people wake up and start to run through a list of the mistakes, mishaps or problems from the day before. This prevents you from fully moving forward into a positive day. Instead, go to bed each night and say to yourself: “For today, I did the best I could and it is enough. Tomorrow, I will do it again.” Then when you wake, you will feel more grounded and balanced to start fresh again.

5. It takes a village

Connect to others daily. Whether it’s family, friends, church groups, or a workout class; it’s important to feel that sense of connection throughout the day to maintain your positive outlook. Equally important is a connection to one’s self. Whether achieved through prayer, meditation, journal writing or focused intent; connect by giving thanks and aligning yourself with love. Feeling positive and refreshed is the best way to start your day. The Clean Bedroom can help you get your best night’s sleep, so visit any of our showrooms or find and follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram