How To Have a Happier Morning!

Struggling to get out of bed whilst having a happy morning can be difficult. Everyone wishes to be chipper and cheerful as soon as they arise. Here are few ways to have a happier and better morning!

How To Have A Happier and Better Morning | Hayle Olson |

(National Sleep Foundation)

Organize the night before.

By organizing the night before you won’t be panicked the next morning that you forgot your homework or that important presentation. The two things that I would highly suggest organizing the night before are one, your clothes and two, your bag. I often find myself standing in front of my closet thinking that I have nothing to wear. Doing this wastes my precious morning time and leads to being rushed. Pick and lay out your clothes the night before, then when you wake up you won’t even have to think about it! The same goes for my bag. Having everything packed up and ready to go the night before means that I won’t be running around the apartment in the morning looking for my laptop charger or my planner.

Wake up at a decent time.

Now I’m not saying you have to wake up at the crack of dawn… although watching the sunrise is quite peaceful. What I’m trying to say is that you don’t want to be rushed in the morning. Waking up late and running around like a crazy person is not going to make you happy or calm. If you want to start your day off happier and better than usual then you need to make sure you have ample time get ready. Also, make sure your getting enough sleep. The recommended amount of sleep for an adult is 7-9 hours (National Sleep Foundation). Lack of sleep immediately leads to a grumpy morning.

Don’t have any annoying alarm.

Whether you use your phone or an alarm clock an annoying buzzing or any blaring sound is not welcome in the wee hours of the morning. Instead, opt for your favorite song or maybe something a bit more tranquil. Also, if you have trouble getting out of bed (me included) don’t hit the snooze button! Just let the music play and it will slowly wake you up, making you want to get out of bed. To help with this, you could set your phone out of arms reach.

Listen to your favorite music.

Whilst your getting ready for the day listen to your favorite music. Make a playlist of your all time favorite songs that make you happy! Listening to music whilst getting ready can also help you keep track of time. If you listen to the same playlist every morning you’ll know if your running late or not. You’ll know that by the fifth song on the playlist you should have finished abc and have moved onto xyz.

Create a Relaxing Atmosphere.

Being rushed in the morning often leads to higher stress and anxiety levels. Help reduce these stress and anxiety levels by creating a relaxing atmosphere. I love to light candles, I find that they are very soothing. Opening the curtains & blinds is also something that I enjoy doing as soon as I get up. The sunlight makes your space brighter and creates the perfect ambiance for a happier morning.

Have some me time.

Waking up at a decent time also means making sure you have time for yourself. When you wake up you shouldn’t have to do all the boring mundane things and then go straight out the door. Set aside some time for yourself. Maybe read a book for a few minutes or enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the sun rise (see it does sound nice). ? Maybe meditate!

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  • Molly O’Connor

    Love it!! Mornings are my favorite time to get stuff done, so I always try to wake up semi-early!

    • I love to have a nice relaxing morning, it’s something that I’m always trying to improve on! I’m glad you liked the post!! 🙂
      Hayle xx

  • Mario Elia

    Love the post.

    I don’t know why but when ever I plan for the next day it all goes wrong ?

    • I’m glad you loved the post! Being prepared is the best that you can do! My day never goes as planned! lol ?

  • Angela Nwankwo

    Really enjoyed these tips for a happier morning! Love your blog! Check out mine sometime,

    • Oh I’m happy to hear that you love it! I definitely will, I’m headed there now 🙂

  • Great post!
    I have a need to say that my alarm is a song by James Bay – Need The Sun To Break. It is the perfect alarm sound, calm and piceful but it still wakes you up…

    • That’s awesome that you found the perfect alarm for you!! 🙂

  • Such a cute little post! My alarm used to be songs I loved but I realized it made me hate the songs haha, changing it to a default tone definitely made a big difference.
    paige • eyeliner wings & pretty things

    • Little things can make a big difference. I have noticed that some of my past alarms that have been songs is a bit weird. I’ll hear it playing somewhere and instantly think of having to wake up to it. ? I suppose in that sense, if you pick a song… choose wisely!
      Hayle 🙂

  • Brilliant post! I love to potter about in the mornings! Also The Four Agreements is a great book! I’m using it to start my path to personal freedom! I think I’ll be incorporating my mornings into my regime from now on, actually enjoy them, instead of dreading them 🙂
    Katie xo

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the post! And yes, The Four Agreements is a wonderful book 🙂

  • I love these tips! I’m not a morning person by any means so it can be super challenging to start the day off right. Good point about the alarm though. Mine is SUPER obnoxious because I have trouble getting up most mornings. It can be hard to wake myself up lol but maybe I need to change mine to something not so annoying.

    xo, Keating | Keating & Co

    • I’m glad you found this post helpful!! If you wear a fitbit or another fitness tracker, some of them have silent vibrating alarms you can set as well! I found that those really help to wake me up 🙂