8 Ways to literally have a ‘Good Morning’.

It’s no longer news that while we love the weekends, a lot of us actually dread mornings… especially monday morning. 

Well, it’s a beautiful monday morning and I’m glad I’m not grumpy. I think mondays or mornings are generally not that bad. Like, it’s all in your mindset and what you have planned out for the day.

Overtime, I’ve realised that I can control how i want to feel in the mornings. This is actually very important because the way you start your morning sets the pace for other activities. Sometimes, you find a balance at mid day, other times the day just goes downhill….and you’re left wondering what you did wrong.

In no particular order, I’ll be sharing some of the things I do that makes me literally have a ‘Good morning’. This is not a routine because I do not do all these everyday. 

I actually do not like routines because  i like to think I’m very spontaneous. If I do not feel ‘the kick’ then I won’t be doing anything. 

Here goes my tips for literally having a ‘Good Morning’:

  • Do not stand up immediately you open your eyes.

This might be personal to me but i like to stay back in bed just for a bit. It psyches me up and makes me feel like I am in control of my activities. This might change when the sound of a crying baby wakes me up but until then and in the absence of any sudden emergency, I like to have few minutes in bed before I start my day.

  • Meditation, Prayer and Gratitude.

There was a time my first post for the day on twitter was always : Thank you Lord for the gift of life. I always looked forward to tweeting that and ‘all’ will be well with me.

That was long ago but I still understand the need to appreciate a higher authority for the gift of life. If I don’t do this immediately I wake up, I find time in between the day to show gratitude. It makes the day brighter.

  • Exercise

I’m not going to sound so cliché and say I work out every morning. I actually don’t but I feel really good about myself when I do. It almost feels like an achievement and I just don’t stop telling anyone that likes to listen. My job allows me to walk alot within the premises so I guess that’s how i make up exercises while working.

  • Think about a loved one.

This is definitely a no brainer. Thinking about someone you love or care about gives a lovely feeling in the morning. 

Take it a bit further by actually communicating all day and see how you overlook frivolous things that would have riled you up previously. Love is beautiful thing.

  • Think Positive Thoughts

Any positive thought is definitely a catalyst that just pushes you towards having a good morning ….and day. It could be about any good news, confirmation of a project, hanging out with friends, your achievements, your relationship, your job etc.

Whatever you do, always think about things that makes you look forward to living a meaningful life. Doing this daily sets you up for a really good start in the morning.

  • Meal Prep

If you are like me then you know better than playing with your food trunk. Meal prep especially for a work week helps you start off your morning right.

You really don’t want to start cooking from scratch when you need to meet up an appointment in the morning. Plan your meals in a way that it’s easy to sort breakfast and lunch in very little time. It saves you stress and time in the morning

  • Outfit Prep

I believe this doesn’t happen to me alone. Nothing motivates you to wake up early and get ready to slay the day more than a really beautiful and well planned outfit.

I’ve always noticed that I automatically have a good morning when my outfit for work is ready the night before or when I have a new outfit to wear for an event. 

Asides the fact that you won’t be rummaging through your closet in morning, the thoughts of your final look also just puts you in a good mood.

Am I alone on this?

  • Visualise your day

This is like having a mental picture of everything you need to do for the day. You need guidance for the places you need to go, bills you have to pay, errands etc. 

If you can’t keep this picture in your head, then write it out on paper.  Confirm if you are planning alone or involving someone else’s time, set out your task in order of priority, you should know the plans that can be rescheduled and those that cannot be rescheduled.

A mental calculation of the days activities help you start off your morning on the right note.

There are more tips like:

  • Having a good breakfast
  • Having a cuppa
  • Having a ride to work
  • Not missing the bus
  • Waking up next to your loved one
  • Getting complimented on your outfit or hair
  • A lovely text message

I know i said 8 ways earlier….but there’s so much that can brighten our morning.

Even though we always have the option to choose what thoughts we want to have, there will be overwhelming periods when things just go bad from the moment you open your eyes to a new day.

Just remember situation are not always permanent, the phase will pass and you have another opportunity to have a ‘Good morning’ the next day.

Share your thoughts Lovelies

Do you relate with any of the tips?

What makes you feel good in the morning?

I’ll love to read from you

Love, Peace and Cupcakes

Phaytea😚😚😚

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Snuggles from my cats instantly makes me have a good morning 🙂 great post!

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    1. Aww…that’s interesting…some fluffy goodness to start the morning

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  2. aarashiblog says:

    This is going to make each and every morning and they entire day beautiful..
    So thank you for sharing the tips.

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    1. I’m glad you feel that way….Thank you for reading☺

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  3. Sarah says:

    Great tips! I like to take my time in the mornings and not rush, and I’ve recently started outfit planning as it makes it so much easier to know that I’ve already chosen my outfit for the day!

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    1. Thank you Sarah…I agree with you…Rushing through mornings just doesn’t cut it for me

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  4. any tips on how to get up in the morning?! great tips for when I do get out of bed!
    Couldn’t imagine morning without my cup of tea though!

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    1. Lol….I’ll use myself as a case study and blog about my findings…yes to tea☺☺

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  5. Thank you for such a thought provoking topic.
    The chance to sit up, stretch, have my morning prayers, reflect and relax for even just a minute before I bound out of bed usually starts off a good day. But if I’m rushed and have to leap into a routine I’m not mentally prepared for I’ll not get re-centered for a while if at all that day. Thank Heaven those are so few and far between!

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    1. Everything you’ve mentioned definitely allows you sail smoothly into the day….I really dislike rushing in the morning..Thank you for contributing☺

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  6. Thanks for the beautiful share and awesome tips too. Great pictures

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  7. great tips!! i love meditating in the morning

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    1. That’s a good way to start the morning

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  8. Shirley Corder says:

    I loved this post Faith. I think my favourite point is the not jumping out of bed as soon as I wake up. I have – and I do mean never – jump out of bed when I wake. If I have to be up say at 6.30, I ask my husband to make sure I’m awake and in my right mind by 6:00. Why? So I can take half and hour “waking up” to what the day holds. Works for me! Common Saying starting with D.

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    1. Ahhh…same for me…I love my few minutes in bed too

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  9. Michelle says:

    Great ways to have a great morning

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  10. Love this – many things I already do, but I gathered a few more. Snuggles with cats or kid are a great morning starter for me.

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    1. Thanks for sharing lisa…I love snuggles too

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  11. Very helpful tips! Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reading ☺

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  12. Zana says:

    I relate to man of your tips babe. Loved loved reading this post. The best one – if you ask me. I am so glad I found about you through facebook group Lifestyle Bloggers.
    Well, I love mornings too and Monday mornings as well, as you have said it’s all in our mindset.
    I love to start my morning with gratitude and meditation. Actually I meditate twice a day. It gives me peace I need at the moment.
    Thanks for sharing this post babe!!
    Lots of love,
    Zana
    http://www.the-soulofapoet.com

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    1. Awww….Thank you for the kind words Zana…. Gratitude and Meditation are perfect morning starters…Thank you for sharing your thoughts ☺☺☺

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  13. Pooja Sharma says:

    It’s so so important to plan your day for me it’s number 1 thing to do really! But nice ideas.

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  14. What a lovely lovely post. Its tuesday morning and you made me smile. I already do some of those things you mentioned. But i should consider it religiously. Espesically on a monday. Thank you for helping brighten up our mornings
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    1. I’m glad this post did that….Thank you for the kind words☺☺

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  15. Abdulmalik says:

    This is a well craft message. I’ll do well to work with it but my favorite is thinking about those i love

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    1. I know right…..I love to do that too

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  16. Kavita Singh says:

    Great tips. I also want to make my Monday beautiful 🙂 hope your tips can help me.

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    1. Fingers crossed☺☺

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  17. Nice routine. Mine’s a little different though. I like to jump out of the bed as soon as the alarm goes off, start with a cup of black tea and checking the news and then a nice breakfast before I start writing.

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    1. That’s a nice morning starter too☺

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  18. Greta Lamfel says:

    I actually do all of these to have a good start to my days. Thanks for these wonderful tips.

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    1. Thank you for reading ☺☺

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  19. Lovely ideas. I have a routine that makes my mornings go well and though you are spontaneous, it looks like you do, too.

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    1. Thank you for reading☺☺….Routine s help to start off the day right

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  20. I’m not a morning person so not getting up immediately definitely can’t work for me because I snooze my alarm way too much lol. I always lay out my outfit the night before and meal prep too. Exercise really makes me feel good so I get that in sometimes. Nice post!
    I nominated you for an award, do check it out here; https://mariamshittu.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/versatile-blogger-award/

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