How I Wake Up in a Good Mood Every Morning

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The easy ways to wake up in a good mood every morning, even when you have kids.

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When a parent is talking to someone without children, we tend to cover up a truth a bit by saying how great kids are and that they’re the best thing on earth. Total angels. But all that changes when we’re talking to an expectant parent–maybe it’s the fact that we feel like we can’t wake up in a good mood after having kids some days–but the truth just seems to spill out:

  • “Ah, man, you’re going to be soooo tired.”
  • “Sleep? What’s sleep?”
  • “The mornings are the worst?”
  • ”Just once I wish I could get woken up after 5.30am. Just once.”
  • “Get ready to feel exhausted all the time!”

 

Like we said, it’s the truth. Being a parent means you wake up feeling knackered. So tired, in fact, you feel like you’re constantly trying to move through swathes of peanut butter. It’s horrendous, but it isn’t unsolvable.

 

That’s right, we’ve been on the hunt for ways to wake up in a good mood, feeling super-refreshed and mega-energized and here is what we found.

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H20 Is The Only Way To Start

 

You probably start your mornings in the same way the rest of civilization does: by making a cup of coffee in the biggest mug your cupboard has to offer. But this isn’t the best way to wake up because, if you really want to feel awake and energized, you need to knock back a big glass of water first thing. Mmm hmmm. Before you even smell any caffeine.

 

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Put On Your Jam

 

For those that haven’t heard of dopamine, it’s a chemical in your brain that makes you feel like the lovechild of Beyonce and Katy Perry – super alive. And the best way to release this dopamine is to listen to your favorite songs when you wake up which, we’re guessing, include songs by both Beyonce and Katy Perry. How meta is that? Of course, we’re not saying this will totally numb the pain of being awake, but it will help you out big time.

 

Know How To Sleep

 

This may sound like some weird advice because sleeping entails closing your eyes and, voila, drifting off but, as well all know, it ain’t as simple as that. As such, there are some things you can be doing to improve your night’s sleep. No staring at your phone as you lay in bed is a good place to start, as is replacing your rubbish mattress with something top of the range, which you can learn all about at DormReports. But it doesn’t stop there. Blocking out the light with heavy drapes is good, eating certain foods before bed is good and have a white noise machine is good.

 

Good Breakfasts Are Good

 

This. Is. The. Most. Important. Meal. Of. The. Day. Period. It has to be. It’s what’s going to give you the energy and oomph to tackle the day ahead. That doesn’t mean having a nice latte on the move either. It means oatmeal or eggs, and berries and fibers and bananas and foods that are going to give you slow release energy as well as a boost right now. That’s what you want to be eating for breakfast.

 

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What kinds of things do you do to wake up in a good mood? Let me know in the comments!

 

Want even better? Start your own morning routine with the Motivated Mama Mornings 4 week Challenge! (Click the image below to read more and get started!)

 

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2 Comments
  • Jess

    May 15, 2018 at 9:31 am Reply

    It’s funny how we need to learn about sleeping because many of us are just so sleep deprived! I sleep a full 8 hours a day and still feel sore and tired, I think it’s about time I change away my mattress of 8 years!

    • Stella

      May 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply

      Yes, your mattress can definitely be an issue! There can also be other issues going on as well, like nutritional deficiencies, whether genetic or from what you’re actually missing from your diet. Good luck on your sleep quest–it’s SUCH an important part of self care!

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