It’s not always easy to get up on the “right side” of the bed. But we can learn a thing or two from people who never fail to see a half-full glass. Here’s how these hopeful ones get their day started and keep it on a high note.
Tune out the noise
There may be distractions upon rising, whether you’re waking up to a full house of kids running around or hearing the latest crisis on the news in the background. Optimistic people keep themselves sane by playing down the negative vibes. They remain focused on what positive actions they can take during the day.
Get up to their favorite song, podcast or talk
There’s nothing like getting your day started with a mellow song to center yourself. Create a morning playlist or keep an inspiring talk that you can listen to as you get dressed and head out the door.
Get their dose of positive affirmations
You may find them creating encouraging notes that keep their spirits lifted, and leaving them around their home or office. It reminds them of where to put their focus when the stress of the day tries to steal it from them. If you see them talking to themselves in the mirror, it’s probably a pep talk that will spur them on.
Realize the importance of your contribution
Everyone has those days where they just don’t want to get out of bed. No matter how rough it was the night before, optimistic people are able to push forward keeping the “greater good” in mind. They know they can make a difference, even if their mind is telling them differently. They “act as if” they will, and they usually do.