Rise and Shine with One Simple Trick.
The world of self-development is obsessed with morning routines. Everybody wants to deconstruct the habits of highly successful people and apply them to their own lives. People like Elon Musk, Tony Robbins, or Tim Ferriss share what they do in the first few hours of their days, and everybody tries to replicate it.
The power of morning routines is undeniable. It helps us to minimize anxiety, increase productivity, and reduce decision fatigue. It sets a tone for the day.
Often, we see morning routines including habits like meditation, journaling, reading, working out, or having a healthy breakfast. But there is a trick that is almost never mentioned and can have a tremendous impact on how you start off your day.
The effect of music on the brain has been extensively studied. Harvard Medical School has published evidence on how listening to music impacts stress levels, mood, movement capability, and even stroke recovery! It also has a deep effect on our emotions.
The Journal of Positive Psychology conducted a study in 2013, that revealed that people who listened to music classified as “happy and upbeat” managed to improve their mood and overall happiness in just a matter of weeks.
These are very powerful benefits, especially if we consider that music is something most of us listen to daily, anyway. So why not use it to our advantage?
While you are getting ready for the day in the morning, consider listening to carefully chosen music. Create a few playlists with some of your favorite tracks, and listen to them.
You can have a playlist for days when you want to be in a better mood, with upbeat, joyful tracks. Another one for when you need to feel powerful, with empowering songs that make you feel invincible. And maybe another with inspiring songs that will bring out the best in you.
Whichever songs you choose to include, make sure they bring up good emotions.
It is such an easy little trick, right? There is absolutely no reason for you not to try it!