Are you the type of person that jumps straight out of bed when your alarm goes off or do you press snooze as often as time will allow? Although there have been studies that have looked into what effect your genes have on your waking preferences, you may be surprised, DNA aside, that you can actually have some control over it yourself. Soniyaa Kiran Punjabi the founder of Illuminations Well Being Center in Dubai and Abu Dhabi shares her rituals for ensuring she starts her day off in the right way.
A good morning starts with a solid night’s sleep.
Lack of sleep is one of the primary triggers leading to health concerns. Poor sleep will make you feel miserable, while quality deep sleep will almost always make feel positive about starting your day.
Give importance to the last five minutes of the night before.
The last five minutes of your day, before you enter into your sleep state, are the most important ones. What you impress upon your subconscious mind is what it will offer you in your waking hours. Feed your mind wisely.
Have an attitude of gratitude.
Several psychological and scientific studies now prove how being grateful can benefit your mind, body, and brain. Spend the first few minutes in the morning thinking of five things to be grateful for and you will notice the positive benefits in your life.