8 Things Happy & Productive Women Do Before 9 AM
Apr 19, 2017 09:53AM ● Published by Desk Editor
Whether it’s because you’re running late, didn’t sleep enough, or just didn’t feel like getting out of bed; starting your day without a plan or normal routine can not only ruin or hamper your day but also those around you.
Here are what many influential women say are the keys to their happiness and productivity.
Get an early start.
Give yourself an early start so you don’t feel rushed. Feeling rushed can automatically make you frazzled and put you in a bad mood. It’s best to be able to do things in the morning at your own pace so you feel like you’re in control.
Give yourself something to look forward to.
Do things that will excite you and make you want to get out of bed in the morning. You will automatically be in a better mood if getting out of bed isn’t a dreadful task.
Prayer or Meditation.
Mornings are a great time to reflect on the positive aspects of your life and give gratitude to the things you are thankful for. Meditation or prayer is a good time to take a moment and set the tone for your day. Focusing on positive energy in the morning can prepare you for any challenges that may come your way.
Listen to positive/feel-good content.
Whether it be new inspiring material or the same old song or book you love; read or listen to something that’s going to put you in a good mood and get you in a positive mindset for the day.
Going to the gym at 5 am is not for everyone. However, a simple routine of stretching your neck, arms and legs can wake up your body, increase circulation, and get it ready to take on the day.
Don’t Skip Breakfast.Drink a lot of water.
It is important to stay hydrated in the morning since your body is dehydrated when you wake up. Drinking ample amounts of water in the morning is associated with balancing our moods because water supports both body regulation and brain function. This is why coffee, tea, or juice should not be the first thing you drink in the morning.
Breakfast is an important meal because it is meant to replenish your body after the hours you’ve spent sleeping. Many health professionals concur that not eating in the morning will lower your energy level and increase one’s ability to deal with stress throughout the day.
Plan for a great day.
Everyone’s life can be overly hectic, but give yourself a realistic goal or daily plan to follow that includes a few simple treats throughout the day—this will help you feel like the stresses of everyday life are worthwhile.
For the most part, how your day goes is completely in your hands. You can only control what you can control, so don’t let outside factors hamper or ruin your day. You owe it to yourself to enjoy life—so sleep well, get out of bed with a plan, eat healthily, move that body, and most importantly, enjoy life.