Everyone strives for a good start to the day and few get it. If you want to get things right, start your day right. Get yourself going with a good morning routine, starting with an energy boost and some stretches. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to make yourself a happy person. We all have things we would like to change about ourselves, but don't let them stop you from making the changes you really want. For example, don't let negative comments bother you. Replace them with positive words. Also, learn to forgive others, especially those that make you feel bad. https://www.helpguide.org/wp-content/uploads/young-woman-eyes-closed-hands-in-prayer-position.jpg (https://www.helpguide.org/wp-content/uploads/young-woman-eyes-closed-hands-in-prayer-position.jpg) Another habit to get into is prioritizing tasks. This means putting things on your list that are most important to you. When you do this, you become more aware of what's important and what's not. Then you can devote more time and energy to doing the things that are of higher importance. This makes it easier to stay focused and on track. Getting started means being confident that you can succeed. You will see that you can accomplish a lot more when you're happy and positive about your prospects. Stay focused and get started! At the end of the day, when you look back, you'll be glad that you did. The key is to stay calm when you're preparing for the day. It's hard to keep your enthusiasm up when you're dreading the task of getting ready. So take a deep breath, relax, and imagine your hair is dry. Get your thoughts under control and visualize yourself relaxing in your pajamas. Now that's relaxation. Don't over-anxious, just relaxed. Once you're settled, you can start putting together your action plan. Write down your goals, your action steps, your reminders, and anything else you think might help you get things done faster. Make a mental note of everything you need to do. This will become your "checklist." A good start to the day doesn't have to be perfect. If you're not starting out at full tilt, give yourself a chance. See how you do on your own, and with friends or family, before you start your day. Use your imagination to jumpstart you. And don't forget the water cooler. To recap: to make a good start to the day, think of the best things that can happen to you that day, make a list, keep your confidence up, and get started. Don't add too much stress if you're not sure you can handle it. Finally, if you're having trouble getting started, throw away the "checklist" and get started immediately. You'll be surprised how much easier it is. I'm a morning person, so I try to make a good start to the day early. I usually get up around seven or eight and I get really excited about what's going to happen. At first, I'm just excited to get started, but once I've got a few minutes in my schedule, I can focus better. So I usually leave the house before everyone else. And I don't drink any coffee, either. When I get there, I make sure I have something ready. My "to-go" box of cereal is always open because I grab a spoonful when I get hungry. I usually have something cold to drink and some toast for breakfast, too. The goal is to jump start my metabolism so that I feel good and get rid of any hunger pangs throughout the day. If I'm not feeling up to going to the store, I might go online and pick up a jar of chocolate from the vending machines. When I make a good cup of coffee and have the food in front of me, it helps me get more focused. It also gives me time to think about all the things I need to do for the day. Since I'm always on the go, I try to make sure I get home by the time I'm supposed to be there. https://www.helpguide.org/wp-content/uploads/grey-cat-getting-chin-scratched-7.jpg (https://www.helpguide.org/wp-content/uploads/grey-cat-getting-chin-scratched-7.jpg) A good start to the day doesn't necessarily mean having to go to the store or go eat a big meal. It means eating something before you go to sleep at night. It's more about having a positive outlook than being moody. If you can manage to stay calm, your stress levels will stay down and your day will go smoothly.