#1 Snooze your phone
When we wake up in the mornings to turn off the alarm, we likely decide to stay a little bit longer on the phone to check for new emails, messages, and other incoming tasks for the day.
This way, you are not only wasting precious time to start with healthier routines to prepare for the day ahead but also beginning your day reactively – with the stress and anxiety for the upcoming task and clock ticking for going to work -.
The best advice to start creating new and healthy morning habits is to put away your phone to start right away with the next nourishing routines for your body, and mind.
#2 Start off your day with gratitude
Setting off a positive mindset to start off your day is one of the best decisions you can make.
Research has shown that morning gratitude will help you to decrease your stress and anxiety levels, thus improving your overall mood to face up to your routine (1). Starting the gratitude habit may take a minute or less before leaving your bed reminding yourself of all the good things that surround your life.
#3 Before leaving your room, make your bed
The well-known author Tim Ferriss advises making the bed to start off a successful day by accomplishing the very simple task of letting your bed made – and perhaps your bedroom tidy – (2).
This easy task can also help you to relax after a long and exhausting day, and create the right mood to unplug and rest for the night.
#4 Do your own self-care routine
Getting up to brush your teeth, mouthwash and flossing, washing your face, taking a warm shower, combing your hair, grooming, and using the perfume you love is always a nice way to set up the right mood for the rest of the day.
Grooming habits will make you feel as you are taking well care of yourself, thus collaborating with your overall mood.