We all have days that start off bad, but there are things we can do to keep that rough start from disrupting the rest of our day.
We can all have a bad morning—you didn’t hear the alarm so you left home in a rush, your child made a mess in the house, or you simply had a bad morning because you were tired. In most cases, the way we feel and live our mornings dictates how the rest of our day will be.
If you had a bad morning, most likely your day will be pretty bad… but only if you allow it.
If you are in full control of your life, you know that you decide if and how you let a bad morning affect the rest of yourday. It’s all about the way you look at life in general. Besides, there are many things you can do to put yourself in a better mood, like exercising, meditating, or leveraging your inner motivation. You just need to care enough to step out of that bad mood.
A really bad morning can put youin a really bad mood. Getting out of that mood isn’t the easiest task for most of us. Fortunately, there are 4 practices that can hep you do just that:
1. Meditate in a Quiet Place
The most effective practice ismeditation. Even the simplest practice of meditation can help you calm down, diminish all the negative thoughts and feelings, and place you in a more peaceful state of mind.
Practiced properly, meditation can be the key to your problematic bad morning. All you have to do is to find a quiet place where no one will disturb you and practice any type of meditation that works for you.
Just close your eyes, take a deep breath, and observe whatever is going on in your mind.
Allow your thoughts to flow; don’t chase them away.
2. Go to the Gym or For a Run
Had a bad morning and don’t know how to channel all your rage and frustration into something good and productive? Exercising might be your solution. When you exercise, your whole focus is centered on physical movement. After 40 minutes of focused exercises, you just may forget that you had a bad morning and your mood will no longer be on the negative side.
Exercising is well-known for its ability to release anxiety, stress, and depression and put you in a more positive mindset.
Therefore, if you want to turn your bad morning into a fabulous day, try exercising for at least 25 minutes.
Exercising in the morning is especially great. Whether you choose to go to the gym, go for a run, or exercise at home, the intense movement of your body releases endorphins that are linked to our mood and can boost happiness and confidence. A side benefit is that you will store up some extra energy for the day
3. Find Your Inner Motivation
Motivation is that one thing you can push you through even in your darkest times. When you’re at your lowest, it’s that tiny glimpse that gives you hope that soon you will experience better days. Your inner motivation is that one thing that genuinely motivates you to go a little bit further.
We all have one thing that makes our life worth fighting for, even if sometimes it is buried deep inside.
Maybe it’s to be there for your child or loved one, or your undying desire to achieve a certain goal.
When you have a bad morning and you find yourself in a really bad mood, reach out for that inner motivation and follow its lead. Doing so reminds you that a bad morning is only an obstacle towards your goal to be happy and productive (or whatever your goal might be). At that moment you’ll have two options: (1) either let that bad morning refrain you from reaching toward your goal, or (2) overcome it and turn it into a fabulous day because you defeated your demons. It’s your choice.
(1) either let that bad morning refrain you from reaching toward your goal, or (2) overcome it and turn it into a fabulous day because you defeated your demons. It’s your choice.
4. You Get To Decide How a Bad Morning Affects You
Maybe the easiest thing you can do to overcome your bad morning is to acknowledge and understand that you are in control over your thoughts, emotions, and body. For this reason, you have thepower to decide if a little aspect from your life, such as a bad morning, will have the power to negatively affect your whole day.
Remember that life is made of all kinds of experiences — good, bad and even ugly. I know that we all want only the good part, but without that bad part, we couldn’t know the good stuff. The bad parts of our life are, in fact, the experiences that help us grow and evolve as human beings because we have to learn how to successfully overcome them. Therefore, the next time you’re experiencing a bad morning you can choose to learn something from it and evolve — or not. You can choose to take control over your life and live at your full potential.
A bad morning has the power to affect the outcome of our entire day — but only if you allow it. You must be wise enough to understand that good and bad things happen no matter what.
So it’s all about how you let things affect you and how you respond.
Imagine yourself having a bad morning — okay, it happened. Now, you have two options: You leave what happened in the past and accept the fact that you can’t change the past but you can change your present, move on, and try to be and do better the rest of the day. The second option is that you let it derail you, put you in a bad mood, and remain frustrated for the rest of the day just because you had a bad morning.
So, which one is it going to be?
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