Camille Styles

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How to Start the Day on a Happy Note

July 20th, 2015

I’ve noticed that when I have a bad morning, it puts me in a bad mood… and tends to equal bad vibes for pretty much the rest of the day. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the importance of starting the day on a happy note and whether there are ways that I can organize my morning to be more calm, unhurried, and set the stage for a more positive day ahead. I’ve noticed that when I get a good night’s sleep, exercise and eat a healthy breakfast, the early hours of the day are when I feel my most productive and inspired. Click through for 10 ways to have a happier morning and set the stage for a great day ahead. A side benefit? You just might discover that your energetic vibes rub off on everyone around you, too!

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What rituals help you start the day on a happy note?

  1. Jennifer Rose Smith says:

    Great tips! I enjoy taking some time to pet my kitten and give her a little love before I leave the house for the day. Sometimes we go to the entry hall mirror and do some silly affirmations.

  2. Molly McConn says:

    I’ve evolved into such a morning person from a night owl over the years and look forward to waking up every day now. Favorites are being lavish with affection, pausing and not rushing.

  3. Gemma Carey says:

    I love these tips! I’m definitely going to try laying my gym kit out as I wish I could get myself up extra early in the mornings for the gym, rather than going in the evening!

  4. Anne says:

    I really love these reminders! My favorite by far was being lavish with affection, I paused there and sent an email to an old friend in Australia, then read my 7 month old an extra story. Cheers to slowing down and savoring those moments!

  5. Lucy says:

    I love this little tips 🙂 I already do a few of them, but I’m going to give #1 a shot. As soon as I wake up, I’m straight on my laptop, checking my e-mails etc. That needs to stop!
    Life inside the Locket

  6. krangara says:

    BEAUTIFUL – both literally and metaphorically. Thank you, Camille #HUGS

  7. Leo says:

    Nice tips. I already imagined a happy morning 🙂 keep it up

  8. nancje says:

    I like to start the day quietly, eating breakfast, drinking coffee, cheque my site and talking to the cat. Afther that i can start the day!

  9. Charlene says:

    Beautifully said! I have taught myself to be an early riser, bottle of water before I even get out of bed. Walk the pups who make me????. A good cardio workout at gym. And then start the day. I dont drink a cup of coffe for at least 4 hours after I am up. Have learned to drink less coffee this way. Keep up the good work!

  10. Amy says:

    These are great tips. I’ve been out of sorts lately, staying up late and getting up late. It’s not a good cycle to be in. These tips will definitely help me get back on track. I love mornings. I love early mornings. I want to be able to enjoy them again. I love the fake it until you make it tip. It does work! 🙂 And I love the thought of not rushing. I’m always rushing in the mornings. Take care.

  11. Makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the tips. I’m glad I read this.

  12. Simone says:

    Please no food on the floor..

  13. Christina says:

    I go back to work tomorrow after a lovely long break, so will put some of these in action to keep me positive and upbeat! Thanks for the tips, C

  14. aimeebuchan says:

    These tips are great! Glad I clicked on yo have a read and brighten up a rainy Sunday. Please check my blog out

  15. Thank you for these, Camille! I feel so motivated. 🙂

  16. Eva Wilson says:

    Great ideas! I’m not always good at the “night before prep” but I do make a point of it to laugh out loud at the start of the day. If there’s nothing to laugh about on the radio, something you read on the internet or a funny dream someone in your household had, just laugh out loud over breakfast. It really works.

  17. theFreelanceDesigner says:

    I’ve copy and pasted each tip into a daily-review journal in Evernote. Some great advice, especially for us men who are trying to create/add stability and meaning in our lives. Thank you very much.

  18. abdul khalim says:

    I say a lilttle prey to god and star god day

  19. Kalpanaa says:

    Wonderful advice. I absolutely must start my day with a big cup of Darjeeling tea, some Buddhist chanting and half an hour of yoga.

  20. I love this! One thing I (try to remember) to do each morning is to just sit with my eyes closed for a minute and visualize my day. I think of the highlights and feel happy that it could be a good day =]

  21. Kkashyap says:

    Good tips……I am a morning person and love the freshness that each day brings along…..especially the exercising and meditation……it’s rejuvenating.

  22. Lori Thompson says:

    I believe in all ten. Each day before my feet hit the floor I pause and say “It’s a MARVELOUS MONDAY”, It a TERRIFIC TUESDAY, It’s a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY, etc. And that starts the positive thinking process for me.

  23. Love this!!

    The last Steve Jobs quote definitely struck me!

    With Love,
    Anna || Curly Scribbles

  24. graciousstore says:

    “You just might discover that your energetic vibes rub off on everyone around you, too!” This is absolutely true

  25. Eunike says:

    I am not a morning person (yet) but each time I water the plants in the morning, I always get good vibes and excitement. Cold water + fresh morning air + lovely plants + wet soil = “This is a good day!” 🙂

  26. Ciara says:

    I’m quite an early bird so when I get up in the morning I love to look out of my window and see what’s going on around me, whether that is the sun rising on seeing the milk man drive down the road it just makes me happy to know that something else is going on too and I’m not up early on my own!

  27. I do many of these also, write to dos night before, up with lemon water, then coffee, workout and meditate. I will work on fake it til you make it. It is effort still for me to go to bed on time to get up early, but when I do, I feel better. What I will add is that I brush my cats and give them some love each morning. Feels so nice to do!

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  29. Going to bed at a decent time tonight, so I can seize the morning. Last comment, SWEAR! Bedtime.

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