10 ways to start your day off on the right foot

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of everyday life. The monotony of the daily routine is enough to turn even the most upbeat person into a zombie. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We each have within us the power to pump ourselves up and get the day started right.


  1. Before you get out of bed in the morning, think of three things you’re grateful for.
  2. Open the curtains and let the sunlight in.
  3. Tell your kids, spouse, pet or whoever shares your home you love them.
  4. Shake it till you make it! Thrown on your favorite tunes and dance while you’re showering, getting dressed or making breakfast in the morning.
  5. Get dressed in clothes that make you feel good about yourself. Even if you have nowhere to go, dress like you do.
  6. Eat a healthy breakfast that includes protein, healthy fats and fruit or veggies.
  7. Down a glass of water. Hydrate your system.
  8. Think of three things you’d like to accomplish that day and write them down.
  9. Take five minutes to tidy up before you leave the house.
  10. Smile.


  1. dyannedillon says:

    I think #5 is one of the most important ones. It’s not that I never have pj days, because I do, occasionally, but otherwise, I get dressed every day in something I like. Even on stay at home days. And fix my hair, even if it’s just a ponytail. And I never leave the house looking like, well, most of the people in Walmart.

  2. This makes me happy. Sharing it!

  3. Love. It. I definitely need to do some of these to start out on the right foot. Have you seen me on the blacktop in the morning? A little scary. LOL! Passing this one along to Declan too :)

  4. Kathy@kissingthefrog says:

    So important to start off on the right foot. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Beautiful. And I love these because they are all simple and true. For some reason, especially the water is jumping out. I used to do that, have been forgetting and is an easy step I can make right now. Thanks, Steph!

  6. Hey, missing you! Hope all is well.

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