Turning up to work in a bad mood can really set up the tone for the day, and negatively impact the rest of your work. Interactions with your work colleagues as soon as you walk to the door can give a ripple effect throughout the rest of the office. So it goes without saying that being as positive as we can first thing in the morning, will do everybody a world of good. It’s not easy though when they are outside factors, such as bad traffic, and family arguments first thing in the morning, but here are some ideas that will hopefully put you on the right path to a great start to the day which will give you a happy and productive shift.
Your early morning routine can have a significant impact on your overall thought processes in the morning, it will help you to stay calm and relaxed if you spend time wisely, it can even help you feel energised depending on what you choose to do during your morning routine, whatever you decide to add into your morning rituals, make sure that it suits you. Trial and error are functional, but seeing what has worked in the past for you, and adding this To your new routine is ideal. Some highly successful people have shared information regarding their morning routines, to inspire others, and you’ll find quite often that having their clothes laid out the night before is a common theme. We all know that having a strict routine, can I actually have a very positive effect on your morning, so aim to give this a try.
If you travel into work via a car or your used 4×4, you will think about the traffic and all of the potential problems you could run into. Try not to worry about this though, because if you leave with plenty of time to spare, then you should not need to consider running into traffic, and even if you do you still won’t be late for work and don’t need to stress about it. Trains can be unpredictable at times, so as with car transport, you should always allow extra time for delays. This then, at the very least, can give you some spare time to make a coffee when you get to work in the morning. And if that doesn’t put you in a great mood, then nothing will.
It’s easier said than done, but having a positive mindset really is essential in the morning, mindfulness, and meditation are recommended for the mornings, this will set you up for the day in a positive way, and can impact your overall mental health the rest of your day. Ultimately you are in control of your mindset, so doing your very best to reduce anxiety, and stress can be not only beneficial but crucial for your mental health. Trying to ground yourself every morning, so that you don’t end up reacting to the negativity that comes your way, is going to help protect your positive state of mind. And the great thing about this is that while you are positive and in a great mood, you could also help others feel the same just by being upbeat and full of energy in the morning.
So try your best to set your mood as soon as you wake up in the morning, and even if you don’t manage to see it through to lunchtime, by the time you have practiced this for a week or more, it will become second nature.