How (NOT) to Wake Up Angry

I must admit that I have rough mornings. But I’m also a morning person… funny how that works, right? One thing I know for sure is that if I sleep in a minute after 10:30, my whole day will be ruined: I’m bound to wake up with a headache and make everyone in a ten mile radius of me feel the same way. Then, however, there’s the dilemma of today. I woke up at 8:30am, as planned, but something just didn’t feel right. Surrounding voices were just a little too loud and my cat “meowed” for a little too long. But then I realized how much my happiness (or lack of) influences the mood of others. And we don’t want others to feel my misery. So, I took a deep breath and focused on the things that make me happy in the mornings, and I decided to make a list. List’s are fun, lets go!

1.Actually get enough sleep.

I know I said that I like to wake up early, but I definitely do not like to wake up at 8am if I went to bed at 3am. Get your 7, or preferably, 8 hours of sleep and you’re golden. There really is a fine line.

2. Wake up with the sun.

Or at least when the sun is already out. Sunshine makes world go round and there’s no reason to be up before the sun is. (Okay okay all you sunrise enthusiasts, calm down, sometimes it is nice to be up before then, but not on a day-to-day basis).

3. Think about what gets you excited in the morning.

Whether it’s your cup of coffee about to be brewed or daily bagel ready to be eaten, something should get you up and moving in a happy dance.

4. Wash off your negativity.

Last but not least, if you’re feeling groggy and not in the mood, hop into the shower. We don’t need that negativity in our lives, wash it off!

Well, four seems like a good number to start at! Following these steps made me into a better person this morning, however the coffee seems to be running low… be right back.

Alrighty, my earlybirds, how do you get the worm? What makes YOU tick in the morning?? Feel free to comment and share your secret 🙂

 

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