Everyone’s way of facing the mornings are different. Some people awake energic and excited to start their days, some others just have the mood of a dead horse. Others, even, start their morning gradually. No matter your personality when it comes to morning feeling, there are things you can do to ensure you start the day in a great way.

A good morning routine will boost your state of mind: you will be more alert, relaxed and energic. The morning routine should include not only getting ready but also making space for mental happiness. How to accomplish to start the mornings with a positive mood?

1. Get enough sleep.

An exhausted person is not a happy person. If you wake up in the morning already feeling tired and grumpy, this will kill immediately your happiness and progress during the day. Starting the day without having a bad night of sleep is the key to success. Researchers have shown that sleep is one of the most effective ways to improve concentration, strengthen the immune system and improve the mood of people. A good night of sleep is the magical Excalibur for your physical and mental health. Set a sleep schedule for yourself and follow it strictly.

2. Wake up grateful

Starting the day with good spirit goes through recognizing your gratitude. A thankful and happy heart will make you feel ready for action. Never underestimate the power of gratitude, it is both a feeling and an action. Actively thinking about the things, you feel grateful for, in turn, makes you feel even luckier. This is a positive loop that is easy to practice, and it has benefits for your health and mood.

3. A new day, a new opportunity

Happy people should start a new day with new opportunities and start in mind. A new day is a chance to move forward and not let past failures bring them down but strengthen them. Yesterday is long gone and today is the focus. Start your day with affirmation and positive feelings.

You can make smart decisions, you can do it, you are brave and willing to act and face your fears, you can always achieve better with hard work. Trace your future like you are seeking for the best horse racing results, with the aim on the finish line. You are enough and your expectations are fair to be fulfilled. Don’t seek for the best but be the best you can be. That is enough.

4. Start the day with some kind of exercise

Before going into a long day of work, make sure you get some small and simple exercise. Some people take walks in the morning, go for fresh air and that helps to boost their mood. Others just listen to some music and dance a bit or make a good morning of love with their significant other. Exercise releases serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine in your brain. These chemicals will make you feel good and well.

5. Make your bed

This one tip may seem silly but making the bed in the morning can set the feeling that you are ready for the world. According to an American survey, bed makers tend to be adventurous, confident and sociable. People who don’t make their beds tend to be shy, moody and sarcastic. Many successful individuals recommend others to make their bed in the morning as a simple start of the day. If you are not a believer of this tip, at least give it a try and see for yourself how it works out.

6. Set goals for the day

Having a sense of purpose is all you need to feel productive and that you belong to something. Work each day to make progress and accomplish the tasks you propose yourself to. It feels incredibly satisfying to set priorities and accomplish them. Some might not be as simple to reach, but that makes life more interesting doesn’t it?

7. Nourish your body

Last but not least. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating it jump-starts your metabolism and gets your body and mind ready for a full day. This daily meal also sends a positive message to yourself that you are taking care of your health and well-being. You will notice that you can concentrate better if you start the day with a healthy meal. You will be less fatigated and less hungry for lunch. The perfect breakfast to start the day combines carbs with proteins. Get your body fueled and be ready to go for another day of your life.