Is this how your morning starts? Alarm sounds off a half hour prior to your actual wake time— you've given yourself some time to actually “wake up.” You hit snooze three times, and contemplate hitting it a fourth time just so that you can squeeze in an extra 10 minutes of sleep. However, you really can’t go back to sleep because you’re dreading the next time the alarm sounds off. Finally, you decide to get up. You grudgingly rise from your bed, drag your tired body to the shower, and then stay in there much longer than you should, thereby, throwing off your entire schedule for the rest of the day.
If this is you, I have a better idea.
First: Set your alarm (usually your phone) to your favorite song, this will put a smile on your face, instead of upsetting you.
Second: Do not snooze; decide to wake up right then. After all, you did wake up another day; this is a time to celebrate.
Three: Lay in silence and make sure you have no distractions, then, give thanks for your life, for the life of your loved ones and for everything you have.
Four: Visualize your day. Imagine your perfect day ahead, feel it in your core, and don’t move on until you have the feeling of complete bliss.
Five: Smile. With a smile on your face it is impossible to have negative thoughts.
After you have successfully completed the above steps, then you are ready to Rise and Shine! Your day will go so much better, simply, because you took control. Doing the above five steps will make you feel as though morning wasn't forced upon you but instead it was welcomed by you.
Till Next Time!