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Good Morning, Great Morning

“I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.” – Paul Henderson

Everyday is a new day to be amazing! Usually mornings will help to determine how the rest of the day goes, so why not kick start the day with positive vibes and attitudes. What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Do you press snooze, check social media, look up at the ceiling? Some of these can lead your day in the wrong direction, starting the day with rush, anxiety, worry of things to get done. Here are three different ways to start your morning.

Smile!

Personally I never find myself saying I’ve “had a bad day”. To me no day is a bad day, events might happen that disrupt my day, but that doesn’t make it a bad day. Remember today is a new day, and not everyone gets the opportunity of waking up every morning to a new day. Be grateful, have gratitude, and be thankful for the day and the chance you have to make it a great one. Don’t worry about tomorrow, focus on today. In the morning, look forward to being proud of yourself for accomplishments for the day no matter how small.

Write!

Science says that mornings are the best time to be creative, to write. It can be something simple, and only take a few minutes but will have a positive effect on the way you feel. Don’t know what to write? Here are some ideas: 3 things you are grateful for, a few ways to make this day meaningful, positive affirmations, the tasks you have to complete today and the ones that are most important (this is one most people that are very successful do), what can you do today to get closer to your dreams (this one as well), or record your thoughts. The list doesn’t stop there remember it can be anything. There are even cheap writing prompt books available where you don’t even need to think about what to write, you just write.

Read!

Grab an inspiring book to read first thing in the morning, visit a favorite blog, listen to a podcast. Pick something that will boost your confidence, motivation. Grab something that will encourage you in the morning to get up and do something, something important to you. A simple quote can be all you need to get you going for the rest of the day.

Try and change up your routine in the morning. Don’t hit snooze until the last minute, leave at least five minutes to do one of these first thing in the morning. If you can think of other ideas count that in as well! Let’s get up and do something.

Article written by GUADS member Breanna with contributions from letsreachsuccess.com.

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