How To Start Your Day On The Right Foot

Are you ready to learn how to start your day on the right foot?

You’ve heard about waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Just sometimes, you wake up in a bad mood. Maybe it’s due to stress, lack of sleep prior, or maybe you really don’t feel good at all.

Whatever the reason is,  it’s going to impact your day. But even outside of that, sometimes, bad things just keep coming your way. Make it a bad hair day, food fell on you, or maybe you received a mean comment. 

These can really affect a day and really put a damper on it. But regardless, with that said, it’s important to try to do what you can to start the day on the right foot.

So, here’s what you can do to make that happen; it’s important for your mental health, but even your physical health too. So, let’s jump into it!

Woman stretching

Start Off with a Prayer

If you’re religious, then starting off with some good morning prayers could be a fantastic way to get the day started. You’re getting the chance to connect with yourself and with your faith on a higher level.

That spiritual connection can really help you feel gratitude and love throughout the day.  Plus, for some, it’s a form of meditation. 

Try Waking Up a Little Earlier

Getting enough sleep is essential to feeling your best. But it may be hard to get used to waking up early. Especially if you’re naturally a night owl.

Trying to change your schedule suddenly can be difficult. It can have negative effects on your energy. Plus, if you think about it, if you sleep in, that immediately starts your day off badly as you’re essentially scrambling in the morning.

So ideally, try to wake up earlier than you actually need to wake up. This allows you more time to get ready and mentally prepared for the day. Plus, it lowers your chances of being late or having to rush. 

Woman waking up on the right foot

Indulge in Self Care

A lot of people have this idea that self-care should only be in the evenings or right before bedtime. You can help yourself in the morning too.

Self-care can be anything that feeds a dimension of your wellness. It can be a hot bath, a soothing facial, a nice massage, a workout routine that makes you happy, or simply preparing healthy meals and dressing in clothing that you love.

It can also include daily chores like making your bed or clearing away clutter in the house. It can even be as simple as listening to uplifting music in the morning.

Intentionally engaging in self-care is what separates it from self-indulgence. That may make you feel good at the moment but doesn’t have long-term positive effects.

It is also a different concept than pampering, which is more of a luxury and something reserved for special occasions. Ultimately, self-care is a way of life that helps you feel healthier and happier.

If you’re being kind to yourself so early in the morning, you’re bound to feel happy and relaxed throughout the entire day.

Woman practicing self care

Start Your Day Off With Some Inspiration

A good cup of coffee or tea is a great way to start the day. So is reading something inspirational.

This can include anything from quotes to books that will make you think differently about life, work, and yourself. You can also listen to inspirational podcasts that focus on pushing yourself in some way.

Or, if you enjoy music, listen to a playlist that makes you feel good. This will help you stay energized throughout the day. It’s more about helping you start off a day that can be both good and productive! 

Woman listening to music

Set Goals to Aim for the Day

Having goals helps us feel like we have control over our lives. They give us a blueprint to success. And they are a great way to stay motivated throughout the day.

Plus, a productive day is usually a good day too. If you can, try to make a small mental list of goals, you’d like to complete today.

Maybe this could be exercising or cooking a meal. But overall, making small goals and setting them will help you feel great!

Woman cooking

Try to Do Something Nice

Whether it’s for a person or an animal, helping others will make you feel good. Whether you are a morning person or not, you can help someone to start their day off on the right foot by doing something nice for them.

It could be as simple as holding the door for someone or bringing food to a neighbor. You don’t have to get a person out of a burning building; even small acts of kindness could be more than enough.

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