How to Wake Up in a Better Mood

· November 20, 2016

While we’re asleep, we can’t control our emotions, which means we have to try to regain control over them when we wake up. It doesn’t matter what morning it is; what matters is the attitude you have towards facing the first challenges of the day.

Remember that this attitude can set the tone for the rest of your day, which means the morning is when you determine whether you will finish everything you have to do. For this reason, we’re going to give you a set of steps to follow to confront the beginning of each day with as much enthusiasm as possible.

“Every single morning I wake with a bang. It’s as though the fact that I am alive is injected into me; I am a character in a fairy-tale, bursting with life.”

-Jostein Gaarder-

woman looking out the window

Steps to wake up in a better mood

A bad mood in the morning is difficult to completely reverse, because it’s not influenced by only one factor. But what you can do is overcome it in the best way possible by adopting good habits

  • Your alarm is key. We all know people who set an alarm two hours early, sleep with it under the pillow, and snooze it every ten minutes. We set a little alarm clock routine, but sometimes we forget that it has a function. One way to use it sensibly, so that it doesn’t irritate you so much, is to put your alarm clock away from your bed so that you have to get up to turn it off.
  • Blink as much as you need to. If it takes a lot for you to open your eyes in the morning, a useful trick is to blink very often.
  • Prepare everything before you go to bed. If it’s difficult for you to get up and it puts you in a bad mood to prepare everything half asleep, you should get everything ready before you go to bed. That way, you’ll avoid hurrying and thinking so much right after you get up.

breakfast

  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You shouldn’t leave home without eating breakfast first. It’s been demonstrated that when you eat a good breakfast, with the necessary types of food and amount of time, your day will be much more productive than if you don’t.
  • Remember the good things about the previous day and strengthen your feeling of well-being. If you spill your coffee, your alarm doesn’t sound, you get to work late, or something else happens that makes you bitter in the morning, it’s beneficial to remember what made you feel good the day before and focus on it so that you don’t succumb to negativity.

“Positive thoughts affect everything you do, they give good vibrations to everything around you.”

-Norman Vincent Peale-

Causes of a bad mood in the morning

It’s well-known that there isn’t just one cause for a bad mood in the morning, and that it affects both women and men. You’re not the only one who suffers from it; everyone around you does, too. Some of the main causes include:

  • Lack of sleep: Sleeping is a basic need, as well as the rest it provides. When you don’t sleep enough (which is around 7 hours), you’ll feel it, which will affect your mood. Most of the time, your work schedule affects how much you sleep.
woman angry with her alarm clock

  • One’s innate character: Some studies have represented this with the metaphor of an owl and a lark to differentiate people who are much more active in the morning than at night and vice versa.
  • Worrying too much: The bigger the burden of responsibilities one has, the more they’ll worry. This distorts their sleep cycle, and often prevents them from getting enough sleep.

“If it’s good to live, it’s better to dream, and best of all, to wake up.”

-Antonio Machado-

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