Morning Ritual: Happiness Boost

The Allen School of Health Sciences thrives when we have happy employees and students. Happiness is not just important for the workplace and school environment, but also personally! Studies have shown that it not only boosts your mood but also your productivity. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that you optimize your full happiness potential before you take on each day. Take into consideration these helpful morning ritual tips from Business Insider to kick start your day on the right foot:

  1. Prepare the Night Before – Go to bed looking forward to something for the next day. If you do not have anything to look forward to then call a friend or family member to go to lunch or coffee break.
  2. Control your Mood – Typically the mood you start your day with sets the tone for the rest of the day. Figure out what will make you happy in the morning. For example, our Campus Director listens and reads motivational speeches and quotes to start his day – this makes him happy. He even takes it a step further and sends them to his team every morning, so everyone around him will also be happy and motivated before combating daily stressors.
  3. Increase Willpower: Eat Breakfast – This is something that you have been hearing your entire life and it does not stop today! As you are already aware, breakfast is important for a number of reasons including mood.
  4. “Thank you” email or text – Send it! Believe it or not by sending a thank you email or text each day can boost your happiness. Yes, we know it sounds odd, but it works! Send one to your instructor, boss, mom and friends. Whomever you feel is deserving of your “thanks.”

There are a few more routines that you can incorporate into your morning happiness ritual listed in the full article on Business Insider. Give them all a try and see how your work and school day can be filled with more happiness and productivity. Let us know which work best for you moving forward.

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