Don’t you wish every day could be a great day? Well, this list might just help it get there… Here are my top 10 things that make my day go from “ok,” to “wow, what a great day!”
# 1. Wake up early. Preferably before the sun rises. There is something magical that happens in the early morning when most of the world is still sleeping. If you sleep in you miss it.
# 2. Limit your sugar consumption for breakfast. Put the Lucky Charms away and have a whole grain, protien-rich meal instead. Try an egg with whole wheat bread toasted with a bit of olive oil and cinnamon or a power green shake. Or better yet have one of these.
# 3. Work out first thing. Working out in the morning will give you more energy for the rest of the day.
# 4. Spend a half hour or more reading an inspirational book. And fill your day with good music that helps you feel motivated and happy.
# 5. Take a walk. If it’s sunny or snowy, walking always helps clear your mind and give you energy. Breathing fresh air is good for the soul.
# 6. Make your bed. My mom always told me if your bed is made, your life is made. In other words, your day will feel more at ease.
#7. Clean/organize something. Anything. There is a peace and feeling of accomplishment that comes when you make something cleaner or more organized.
# 8. Limit TV time and don’t watch it right before bed. You’ll sleep and dream better if you don’t bombard your brain with TV right before bedtime. Watching the news can especially create unwanted “sleep stress.”
# 9. Don’t ever go to bed with a dirty kitchen… it makes for an awful morning the next day!
# 10. Breathe a lot. Breath has the power to disperse tension and emotions. If you feel frustration or anger coming on, take a big breath and breathe it all out. It works much better than yelling or getting upset. Also, if you take a few minutes in your day to concentrate on your breathing, in and out, in and out, it can give you a burst of energy and concentration. Breath is powerful! Use it.
And there you have it, my top 10 things. I’m sure there are about a hundred more… but it’s a good start. The next time you lay in bed thinking “wow, what a great a day it was,” think of what you did different and start incorporating it into your future days… so everyday can truly be a GREAT day!