We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy? As we grow older, maybe retire… isn’t happiness the more important thing to pursue. Check out what the author feels are some rituals to follow each morning to enjoy more happiness through the day. Team RetyrSmart
“More than me my children need a morning ritual to go through the day” Some steps that both can use to make each day a happy one
Here’s the morning ritual that will make you happy all day:
# Have something to look forward to:
Happy mornings start the night before. Make sure before you go to bed you have something to look forward to tomorrow. Plans with a friend are always good.
# Manage your mood:
Research shows your mood in the morning affects your mood for the rest of the day Don’t check email. Do what gives you a feeling of control.
# Eat breakfast:
Do you skip breakfast? Don’t. Eat something. It puts you in a better mood and increases willpower.
# Do something you dread:
You have more willpower in the morning so push yourself to do that thing you’ll regret not having done. Afterwards, you’ll feel good about yourself. And the rest of the day will look comparatively easy.
# Send a “thank you” email:
Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something. Or you can send a text. That’s fine too. Or you can send a text. That’s fine too. There’s tons and tons and tons of research showing that over time, this alone can make you happier.
# Plan how you’ll deal with challenges:
Think about the worst that could happen and it probably won’t. Ask yourself the question “What’s the worst that could happen today?” Sound like a downer? This is how you keep the day happy. By being ready.
# Kiss somebody you love:
Smooches are good science. Men who kiss their wives before work live 5 years longer, make 20-30% more money and are far less likely to get in a car accident. Psychologists do not believe it’s the kiss itself that accounts for the difference but rather that kissers were likely to begin the day with a positive attitude, leading to a healthier lifestyle.