17 Ways to Instantly Boost Your Mood Before 9 a.m.

Several habits will help you feel happier in the mornings


Mornings can be rough for many, especially for those who aren't exactly “morning people.” If you are the kind of person who keeps hitting the snooze button, every minute after you actually get out of bed is crucial if you want to jumpstart your day.

You may incorporate several habits into your routine to feel more joyous. Happiness is the ultimate goal in life. It can be achieved as soon as you open your eyes.  

Studies have found that exercise creates vibrant new brain cells. Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function. In experiments, when mice that were allowed to exercise regularly experienced a stressor – such as exposure to cold water — their brains displayed a spike in the activity of neurons that shut off excitement in the ventral hippocampus, which is the region in the brain that regulates anxiety.[slideshow:98090]

Exercise in the winter also warms you up which will help get you up and prevent you from crawling back in bed, Vida Health Head of Nutrition and Coaching Jennifer Gibson says.

Food plays a huge role in how you feel and what your mood is. The best breakfast to feel happier, according to Gibson, is one with variety. “Scrambled eggs with toast, plain Greek yogurt with berries, which are loaded with antioxidants, or honey; I throw a little dark chocolate, almonds or nuts,” she adds. They are rich in healthy omega 3s. People who low on them may be more susceptible to depression, studies have shown.

An important factor is staying happy in the morning is not watching the news (unless this is your job). “New is not always the most positive so wait until you get to work or in the late afternoon when your tolerance is a little higher,” Gibson says. “Listen to podcasts in the morning instead.”

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