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How you start your morning has a tremendous effect on the rest of your day. You have probably heard countless times the importance of eating breakfast and fueling your body for the day. Less often do people talk about mentally starting your day strong. One aspect that often gets forgotten about is the first sounds of the day. Everything from your alarm, the morning TV programs you turn on, to the radio on the way to work all impact your mental beginning of the day. Here are a few things to consider when deciding what sounds you want to hear as you start your day.


Acknowledge Your Feelings


Acknowledge the feelings you experience as certain sounds meet your ears. What sound have you chosen as an alarm? What reaction does it inflict upon you as it screams you awake each morning? Mindfully choosing your first sounds of the day is essential. Do you watch TV in the morning? Does it pump you up or inflict stress?


Establish a Morning Routine


Having a morning routine is a great thing. It can help you to start your day off on a positive note. We can pick goals and then align our routine to help accomplish those goals. Pick sounds that help with your routine. If, for example, you choose to watch the news in the morning, but the news creates stress and anxiety, those are probably not the sounds you should hear as you start your day. 


Journal Your Responses


Journaling your feelings is a great way to keep track of triggers and patterns; learning what affects you and how is a powerful tool. It can be easy to forget when something impacts us. Keeping track will help you notice patterns. When we see patterns, we can decide what action to take to work through those reactions. You have the power to begin your day with positivity and power. 


Starting your day out on a positive note is terrific for mental health. The first sounds of the day can impact how we mentally begin the day. Be mindful of the choices you make and the routines you set. Set yourself up for success. Utilize sounds and actions that help you start strongly and in a positive manner. Here at The Guest House, we understand how mental health issues and addiction can impact every action and choice we make throughout the day. It can be challenging to know how to begin your day and face the challenges ahead of you. We are here to help and support you. Call us today to learn more about how we can support you at (855) 483-7800.