Stretching is a great way to start your day, especially if you’re at a stage in life where “a good nights rest” is few and far between. When we get up our joints can be stiff and our muscles can be sore. A good stretch can make you feel more flexible and motivated.
2. Write down 3 things you want to accomplish that day
This is important. I make myself do it each day. Life is busy and we all have a lot on our plate! My brain never shuts down. The to-do list is never completed and I know that once I drink my first cup of coffee, I’ll be in ‘go-mode’ with an additional 100 things I need to accomplish (you know you do it too). While my mind is as fresh as its going to be that day, I write down 3 things I want to accomplish. Taking on the challenge to complete those 3 things seems a lot less overwhelming then the 100 I will soon come up with. It’s a realistic goal and it helps me stay focused. Let’s not lie to ourselves and try to be a superhero by solving all of the world’s problems in one day, give it up you overachievers!
3. Hug someone you love
4. Check the weather
5. Think something positive about yourself
I hope you can all benefit by giving these suggestions a try. Once you complete all 5 things be sure to reward yourself with a delicious cup of coffee….or two!