If you're the type of person who tends to wake up with a case of the morning blahs (you know, that feeling of utter dread that makes you want to hit the snooze button) on a regular basis, consider rescheduling your morning in these ways to promote a better sense of well-being:
1) Set your alarm for a reasonable time to wake up--not too early or too late. Somewhere between 6 and 7 is ideal.
2) If you can, set your alarm so that it wakes you up with the most serene, life-affirming music you can think of.
3) Have a large, fluffy robe on hand to wrap yourself in when you wake up. (If you're like me, lying in bed during cold weather for much longer than you should can be a bad habit.)
4) Take your time getting ready. Ten minutes of breathing or yoga is a great way to start.
5) Make your surroundings as serene and beautiful as you can. That means cleaning your house the night before so you don't have to attend to any chores in the morning. Make it your relaxation time.
6) Before showering, start with a cup of herbal tea. Continue to listen to your relaxing music.
7) This is a great time to write in a gratitude journal. Reminding yourself of all the wonderful things in your life is enough to zap a lack of enthusiasm.
8) Try to make the first hour of your day "me" time; let roommates or loved ones know that you'll be taking up a designated corner of the house for your new morning ritual.
9) When you shower, try a variety of aromatherapy blends in your products, like lemongrass, to stimulate you.
One thing I like to do to in the morning - especially in the winter months when the sun rises a little later, is to wake up before dawn, drive to a high peak close to my house and watch the sun rise over the mountains in the East. It is such an awe-inspiring view. The colors span the rainbow. The solitude in nature adds to the peacefulness . A beautiful way to start the day.
If you are not a morning person, find a quiet spot among nature and watch a sunset. You don't have to do this every day. Once a month or so will fill your heart with joy.