Coffee Talk: Is This The Key To A Happier Morning?

photo: Free People

 

What is the key to a happier morning? We’re all different. Some of us jump out of bed at the crack of dawn to have a smoothie and go for a run, some of us keep our eyes closed and our sheets over our heads until the last minute, and some of us can’t form a sentence until we’ve had our coffee.

Amy Cuddy says the key to a happier morning is power posing before you’ve even left the bed. She’s the leading Harvard Psychologist behind the trending TED talk we’ve all seen about how your body language shapes who you are. It’s something we all do, but don’t think about.

1. It’s all about your pose!

She says the first thing you should do as part of your morning routine is to lie back and stretch your whole body as wide as possible. This is because making your body as wide and as huge as possible from the moment you wake will give you confidence and happiness. If you’re slumped over and grouchy, you’ll carry that feeling with you throughout the day. It’s something to think about, a simple change like this could help you actually get out of bed before you snooze your alarm!

2. My morning routine could be better…

I wake up, drink some water, brush my teeth, start doing my makeup and getting dressed and leave the house. Of course, I want to do more. I’d love to go out and run (but I’m scared I might die!), to eat my breakfast at home, to have time to curl my hair. But when my eyes are closed in the morning I just can’t face it.

It can’t just be me who wants to change this year!

3. Now I’m turning it over to you…

I’m interested to know what the ‘perfect’ morning routine is, and if there even is one? Let’s have a chat, shall we? If you do find time to exercise, how? What’s your favorite thing about the morning? What does your morning routine look like right now? What do you want help with? Let’s help each other!

Looking forward to chatting with you! – B 


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photo: Free People

 

What is the key to a happier morning? We’re all different. Some of us jump out of bed at the crack of dawn to have a smoothie and go for a run, some of us keep our eyes closed and our sheets over our heads until the last minute, and some of us can’t form a sentence until we’ve had our coffee.

Amy Cuddy says the key to a happier morning is power posing before you’ve even left the bed. She’s the leading Harvard Psychologist behind the trending TED talk we’ve all seen about how your body language shapes who you are. It’s something we all do, but don’t think about.

It’s all about your pose!

She says the first thing you should do as part of your morning routine is to lie back and stretch your whole body as wide as possible. This is because making your body as wide and as huge as possible from the moment you wake will give you confidence and happiness. If you’re slumped over and grouchy, you’ll carry that feeling with you throughout the day. It’s something to think about, a simple change like this could help you actually get out of bed before you snooze your alarm!

My morning routine could be better…

I wake up, drink some water, brush my teeth, start doing my makeup and getting dressed and leave the house. Of course, I want to do more. I’d love to go out and run (but I’m scared I might die!), to eat my breakfast at home, to have time to curl my hair. But when my eyes are closed in the morning I just can’t face it.

It can’t just be me who wants to change this year!

Now I’m turning it over to you…

I’m interested to know what the ‘perfect’ morning routine is, and if there even is one? Let’s have a chat, shall we? If you do find time to exercise, how? What’s your favorite thing about the morning? What does your morning routine look like right now? What do you want help with? Let’s help each other!

Looking forward to chatting with you! – B 


GET ON THE LIST AND STAY IN THE KNOW