In trying times, it can be hard to figure out what we need to make us feel better. Maybe we’re facing constant rejection or running into obstacles that stop us from reaching our goals. This can lead us towards feeling torn down, falling into a rut, and being exhausted as the days go on.
Whenever I notice this happening, I like to make the mental effort to get myself out of the rut and start feeling good again. This means paying attention to my thoughts and reactions throughout the day. It also means paying attention to how I start out my morning.
Your morning can set a mood for the rest of the day. If you wake up angry about getting out of bed, and annoyed at anything that happens, then there’s a high chance you will feel that way for the rest of the day. However, putting effort into making the day a good one can have a lasting effect.
Tell yourself it’s going to be a good day. Think of what you’re grateful for. Smile at yourself and say nice things in the mirror. You may be surprised to realize how different you feel.