Make Your Bed –  

July 22, 2020 – Of course, it’s more comfortable to snuggle in your sheets and stay in bed for a few more minutes. Yet, it won’t make you any happier.

Here are five simple yet powerful practices for starting your day happier, healthier, and with more energy: Make Your Bed

By making your bed first thing after getting up, you experience the first win of the day early on. This might not sound like a big deal, but it is because it’s an act of discipline.  

Activate Your Body

Most people feel uptight after getting out of bed. Poor quality mattresses or pillows and lousy sleeping positions combined with inactive jobs lead to unhealthy lives and inactive bodies.

That’s why slightly moving your body, e.g., through some stretching exercises or a short yoga practice, can help you to start your day with more energy and a fresh mind.

Calm Your Mind

After moving your body and getting rid of muscle tension, take a few calm minutes and practice mindfulness. Sit down, smile at yourself, and take a few deep breaths. You can also say a prayer or practice a one-minute meditation.  

Feed Your Mind

My favorite thing to do right after my calm minutes is feed my mind with some inspiring content. I have various options from which I choose and often rotate between them.

For instance, write down or repeat positive affirmations. These are positive statements in the present tense. They are simple but powerful. Everything we believe about ourselves and the world is because we repeated it several times until it became our reality. Thus, repeating affirmations is a great way to transform our belief systems.

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