It was so much better before we got our mobile phones, because it is so easy to just snooze five more minutes. And those five minutes becomes five more, and then….
When you finally get out of your bed you spill toothpaste on your shirt, and you get more and more grumpy. And your day just keeps going in a bad direction. It’s like someone threw a curse at you.
What if you had started your day with a smile, stretching your body like a little baby, getting out of the bed at a speed that is preferable an early morning? What if? I can almost say for certain that your day would have turned out so much better. Without all these bad things happening one by one.
...3 steps that you can implement, starting today. So you can start build the winning morning mindset.
But it’s not a magic pill (I’m sorry if you hoped it was…). It’s not a trick, and it’s definitely not a fairytale. It’s something better! And it works. Give it a shot and tell me what you gained from implementing it.
The first step is all about making a decision. And that decision should not be made when the alarm goes off and you just feel like calling in sick (or in case you are your own boss; you come up with the best excuse as to why you need one more hour under your sheets). No, not then. Definitely not then!
You have to make that decision before you go to bed the night before. Here is what you are going to do:
Write down the following bullet points in a journal:
By doing this it’s so much harder NOT to get out of the bed. You have made yourself a promise, and you must keep it. First, you try this for 5 days in a row. If you manage – give yourself an even better prize. Why not buy something you deserve! Simply, because you deserve it!
And last, but not least: count the actual time you have avoided wasting by laying there, frustrated because your alarm goes off all the time! (5 minutes goes fast when you are in sleepy heaven, right?)
You will thank yourself! Hey, you have made the first big step towards a winning morning mindset! Thumbs up for that one!
Something so simple – yet so effective!
This is also something you make before going to bed at night. Make yourself a glass of lemon water that you put on your nightstand.
Before you get out of bed in the morning you drink that glass. I’m not a nutrition expert or a doctor, but I know one thing; you get dehydrated during the night. And lemon water will do «magic» for your body.
Having that glass by your bed makes you drink it while it has the right temperature
Let me tell you some of the benefits of drinking lemon water on an empty stomach:
Bottom Line: Drinking enough water has many health benefits. It can help you lose weight, feel great and improve your athletic performance.
Being grateful has done wonders. Repeatedly, for all kinds of people. So, it will do for you, and for your morning mindset as well.
As you do your daily morning routine in your bathroom, no matter what you do in there – I want you to think of all the things you are grateful for in your life.
From the people you are surrounded by, to the possibilities you have in your life in general.
It will shift your mood right away. You will also feel better the rest of your day, if you just go back to the things you thought of as you were doing your morning routine in your bathroom. Go back to that feeling of being grateful, especially when you have a hard time at work.
If you are one of those who believes that you have nothing to be grateful for right now, I want you to find three things right away.
Let me give you some examples:
Maybe some silly examples, but you get the point.
Every night before you go to bed you have a choice. You have a choice of making the preparation for a new day. For a great new day, that always starts from the minute you wake up in the morning.
Like I said in the beginning of this article; if one thing goes wrong, a new thing tends to go wrong – and so it does.
So, make your choice before you go to bed in the evening. Make a decision, write in your journal like I described to you. Find yourself the glass of lemon water that you place on your nightstand. Just so it’s in reach when you wake up the next morning.
Every morning, as you do your morning routine in the bathroom, you have a choice whether you spend that time on grateful thoughts, or thoughts about all the stress you have in your life right now. It’s all up to you. Only you can make that decision.
I really hope you will try out these three steps I have described for you. Give them a shot for 5 days. Five days of your life, isn’t that worth a chance? If you don’t like it – it hasn’t done you any harm.
It has just made you more grateful, given you more energy by starting your day with a healthy glass of water, and made you get out of bed at the right time – without pushing the snooze button on your phone!
That is something to celebrate!