You have heard it many times, and it’s true, that starting the morning off on the right foot sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. Whether you are dealing with a tough day or simply want to have a better one, these strategies may help boost your mood and ease anxiety.
When you find one that works for you, consider building it into your daily routine.
Begin with a win
Small actions add up. The act of accomplishing even the tiniest task builds momentum and boosts your self-confidence. Small wins can be super simple, such as making your bed, making a delicious cup of coffee, or taking your dog for a walk.
Set an intention
Your intention can be a sound, word, or powerful statement that you can repeat to yourself throughout the day that reminds you that you do have the strength and commitment to get through the day.
Delay using your phone
Replace social media and doom-scrolling with gratitude. Let yourself marvel at the magic all around you — big or small.
Savour some encouragement
We often focus on the negative or how much work we might have ahead of us. To start your day with a dose of positivity read some encouraging words, like:
- kind texts from friends
- birthday cards from family
- inspirational quotes
- a meaningful passage from a favourite book.
**Adapted from This Is Calmer