A smile. Something that so many people take for granted, until they aren’t smiling anymore. Instead of looking at reasons not to smile, we’re going to take a look at ways to wake up with a smile, and hopefully keep that smile going all day.
Rest is Essential
How does a typical day start? For most people, following a night’s rest. A good night’s sleep happens when your body receives the amount of sleep required, which varies by age group. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends seven to eight hours of sleep for adults, nine to 10 hours for teenagers, 10 hours for school-aged kids, and 11to12 hours for preschool-aged kids.
Now that you know how much sleep you need make sure you have a good mattress. Your mattress type will be determined by your body type, weight, and medical conditions. There is a wide variety of beds available for everyone whether you are tall, short, thicker, slender, elderly, athletes, or even those who need a mattress for back pain. Once you’ve found it, you’ll be well on your way to a restful night’s sleep.
Get that Body Moving
It’s time to exercise, and before you dismiss the idea, keep in mind that exercise can take various forms, not simply going to the gym or watching an hour-long workout video on YouTube. Why don’t you take a swim? Take a leisurely bike ride, do some gardening, go for a brisk walk, or practice Zumba with a group of friends.
It makes no difference which choice you choose as long as you can get your body moving safely and at your own pace. Exercising has numerous health benefits, including lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, to mention a few. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to look and feel good.
Love for Oneself
Many people can be harsh on you, and the fact that you lay in bed at the end of the day reminiscing about what was said and even agreeing with what was said in some cases does not help your self-esteem. Love yourself because there is only one of you; even if others look similar to you, they didn’t experience the same obstacles or achieve the same accomplishments as you.
Accept yourself for who you are, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Concentrate on the positive aspects of your life, think of the good things available to you like what went right during your day. Also, be aware of the characteristics you don’t like and improve on them. Have honest self-talks with yourself since you can lie to others and they don’t know any better, but dont lie to yourself too.
Invest in a gratitude journal. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a gratitude journal is a journal where you write about situations, people, opportunities, or anything positive that has happened to you that day or week.Writing down what you are thankful for in your life helps you hold on to positive aspects and let go of negative aspects.
This is a fantastic way to practice staying focused and remembering or acknowledging how many and how often good things happen to you. Your mind is accustomed to remembering and recognizing adverse events; changing that mental pattern will require time and practice using this type of journal.
We often do not have control over how we react to a situation, but concentrating on being optimistic helps with positive reactions. Looking for answers to problems, asking for advice and accepting advice also aids in changing your reaction to a bad situation. Sometimes you just need to talk it over.
It’s time to switch it up and stop those negative thoughts and get on the ‘it can be done; it will be fine’ thought process.
Smile because you are alive and beautiful, and you never know whose life you will brighten with a simple smile. It’s both free and infectious. What do you have to lose? So smile when you wake up tomorrow morning even if you are alone; you deserve it.