7 Simple and Effective Techniques to Make Your Morning Enjoyable
How did you spend your morning? Did you wake up feeling like the walking dead? Or did you rush through your morning so you could get to work on time?
For most of us, morning is probably the least favorite part of the day. However, we all have about 30,000 mornings in our lifetime so we should try to make our morning as enjoyable as possible.
Here are 7 simple and effective techniques to make your morning enjoyable.
Shall we begin?
Technique #1: Have enough sleep
Do you know the best way to spoil your morning? Try sleeping for 4 hours and you will have the answer.
A lack of sleep makes your morning tiresome and irritable, giving you a bad start for the rest of your day. And if you think that’s all, you’re wrong. A lack of sleep can affect your mood, motivation, judgement and memory for the rest of the day, resulting in poor performance at work.
When we have a good night’s sleep, we feel happier and more energetic. Nothing beats waking up after a full night’s rest. It’s impossible to imagine a good morning without a good sleep.
Here’s a quick tip to improve your sleep. Reduce the amount of light you’re exposed to 15 minutes before you go to bed. Gradually increase it to half an hour or an hour for more effect. And yes, that includes reducing the time spent on your mobile phone.
Technique #2: Prepare the night before
Let’s do a quick survey right now. Do you prefer to wake up with everything prepared for you or do you wish to wake up and rushing to prepare to work?
Spending the time to get prepared the night before can save you time and make your morning less stressful. You can take your time to wake up and leisurely prepare yourself for the day, knowing that everything has already been done for you.
Here are some things you can consider doing. Shower the night before if you hate showering in the morning. Pick your outfit the night before so you don’t have to think about what to wear in the morning. Pack your bag the night before so you won’t have to do it in the morning. If you have children and have to prepare them for school, consider writing a checklist to make sure you didn’t miss anything.
Technique #3: Ditch your annoying alarm clock
If you’re using the alarm clock with an ear-splitting buzzing sound, it’s time to change it. The alarm clock is usually the first thing we hear in the morning. If the sound of the alarm clock is irritating you, change it.
Why would you want to be irritated the moment you wake up?
In fact, most of our mobile phones come with an alarm clock application with a pleasant sound to wake us up.
If you’re afraid that the alarm with the pleasant sound won’t wake you up, try finding an alarm clock application with a setting that will gradually increase volume until you turn it off. You can also put your alarm …read more
Source: Steven Aitchison