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6 simple morning rituals to have a better day

Last updated on: May 05, 2014 18:45 IST

6 simple morning rituals to have a better day

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Discover the things that give you happiness and elevate your mood.

Every day, as you wake up, your brain gets alive to your conscious self and you start your robotic activities.

You go to the bathroom, brush, bath and head to office.

Did you find happiness in any of these things?

I guess not. Is there anything you can do to make it better? 

Try these simple habits and return home with a smile on your face.

1. Pen your thoughts

The time before sunrise is very unique, make the most of it and pen down anything you want to for five odd minutes.

You don't have to write complex poetry, just some mind emptying stuff.

This makes you satisfied and the strings of the words cling to you for the whole day making you feel at ease.

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2. De-clutter your space

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If you find a lot of unneeded things around you, de-clutter.

Make some space.

The useless needs to go, to feel lighter.

Once you do that, you would feel nice about completing small tasks early in the morning and a satisfied feeling hangs in with you all through the day.

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3. Meditate

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Don't take hours, but just 10 minutes to meditate and make your mind your friend before starting the day.

This makes you feel comfortable and the day is spent with higher productivity and sharper senses.

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4. Think or be with a loved one

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Starting your day with the smiling face of a loved one will give your day some instant happiness.

The smile stays with you for the rest of the day and takes you through the bumpy ride of the coming office hours.

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5. Learn something new

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And keep it simple. The best example can be of a word.

Learning a new word gives you a high; a sense of worth, that a new day bought something new about it.

You will definitely find yourself using the word in your conversations, using it in work and adding it to your personal dictionary in the head.

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6. Do not watch or read news

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That's what people generally do, read the newspaper.

But opposite to popular belief, it makes your system depressing.

News items can be very different, most of them dealing with some kind of tragedy or mishap or corruption.

Starting your day reading depressing news is not a good idea. Listen to music instead.

You may choose to read news online in the middle of the day, when you take a break.

A well begun day is the secret of several successful people who are happy in their careers.

You can let us know what you do different than the ones listed above to make your day better. Share your ideas in the messageboard below.


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