1. Let go of your worries
Since I’m a huge overthinker, I need to let go of my worries every evening in order to sleep better and wake up happy in the morning. One of the best ways to let go of your worries is to make a list of all your worries. When you write them down and then read them, this helps you feel less stressed. If you have some important tasks to accomplish tomorrow, I recommend you to make a list too. You will fall asleep knowing that you won’t forget anything and wake up feeling more refreshed.
You probably work hard and spend your days in a constant state of flux, so it’s important to find time to relax every day no matter how busy you are. Pampering yourself in the evening is an effective way to wake up the next day looking and feeling great. When you feel and look great, you feel much happier, don’t you? A hot bubble bath, hair treatment or face mask will help you relax and fall asleep faster.
3. Get enough sleep
One of the most important things to remember when you are trying to wake up happy every day is to get enough sleep. From personal experience I can say that lack of sleep can leave you feeling stressed and it can contribute to your misery. When you get enough sleep, your body copes with stress a whole lot better and you feel much better during the day. So make sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
4. Fall asleep happy and wake up happy
Think of the positive things in your life before bedtime and you will certainly wake up positive in the morning. You might have a lot of problems and you might think that there’s no reason to be happy now. However, if you learn to fall asleep happy no matter what, you will wake up happier each day and cope with your problems faster.
5. Exercise or meditate
If you wake up feeling stressed, try running. Running is a perfect source of stress relief and it’s a perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the nature. If you’re dealing with a difficult situation and you can’t fall asleep or you wake up thinking about your problems, running can be a great distraction. Running releases endorphins in the body that help boost mood. However, if you have trouble falling asleep, I recommend you to meditate. Meditation before bedtime helps fall asleep faster and sleep better.
6. Remember things you are grateful for
We often forget about those wonderful things we have in our life. Several years ago I had a terrible habit of complaining about my life. I always thought about things I didn’t have and I felt absolutely unhappy since I didn’t have a rich boyfriend, expensive car, large house and expensive things. I felt asleep unhappy and woke up unhappy. When my grandma asked me to tell her all of the things I was grateful for, I was greatly surprised to find out how many wonderful things I had in my life. Luckily, I broke that complaining habit and now I always remember those things I’m grateful for. When I have a bad day, I take a few minutes to write down the list of the most wonderful things I’m thankful for and that makes me happier in a jiff.